Mark Kehren  PhD

Associate Professor of History


BA, Miami University, 1997
MA, State University of New York – Stony Brook, 2000
PhD, University of Maryland, 2006

Mark E. Kehren, PhD teaches interdisciplinary courses on transnational history, global migration, critical geography, and contemporary Africa. He currently is the Director of the International Studies Undergraduate Major at Loras and has conducted extensive ethnographic and archival research across the Luso-African World (Portugal, Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Brazil) and is currently working on a project related to cuisine, foodways, and cultural identity among the African and Afro-descendant communities in Lisbon. Most recently he was a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) visiting scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to participate in a seminar focusing on immigrants, emigrants, and their homelands.