Mark Andrew Brandon, Ph.D.

Adjunct Senior Lecturer Humanities & Social Sciences

Letenska 5, Prague 1

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Dr. Mark A. Brandon is a historian who has taught over 100 classes at Anglo American University since 2003. He earned his Ph.D. at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and his M.A. at Kansas State University. He was born in the United States but has lived most of his adult life in a small town in the Czech Republic.

He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles about Czech and American history. His cross-disciplinary and transatlantic research explores the history of race, nation, science, anthropology, and immigration in the twentieth century.


United States, European, and World History – History of Anthropology – Modern Intellectual History


World History I, World History II, European History II


Book Contract:

The Perils of Race Thinking: An Intellectual Portrait of Aleš Hrdlička [upcoming, Central European University Press]


  • “Aleš Hrdlička and the Boundaries of Whiteness,” in An Unfamiliar America: Essays in American Cultural Studies, 65-82, edited by Ari Helo and Mikko Saikku. New York:Routledge, 2021. 
  • “The Racial Status of America’s Czech Immigrants, 1900‒1943,” in From Theory to Practice: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Anglophone Studies, September 8–9, 2016, 179-91, edited by Katarína Nemčoková and Gregory Jason Bell. Zlín: Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, 2018.
  • “The Cultural Legacy of Aleš Hrdlička: Changing Ideas about Race since 1943,” Hradec Králové: Journal of Anglophone Studies 4:2 (2017): 33-41.
  • “Black, White, and Yellow Blood: Race and the Rhetoric of Scientific Authority,” in The Foundations and Versatility of English Language Teaching, 261-70, edited by Joel Cameron Head, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.
  • “From Mum Bett to Franz Boas: Race and Human Equality in American Intellectual Culture,” in Assimilation in American Culture – A Good or Bad Word: Proceedings of the 20th International Colloquium of American Studies, 46-56, edited by Michal Peprník. Olomouc, Czech Republic: Palacký University Press, 2016.
  •  “Conspiracism in American Cultural Studies,” in ELT: New Horizons in Theory and Application, 137-143, edited by Christoph Haase. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
  • “American Cultural Studies,” Study Guide for NEFLT (Network of Educators of Foreign Language Teachers), Univerzita J. E. Purkyně, 2013.
  • “Příčiny vzniku povstání v Chomutově v roce 1591 (Teze)” [“The Causes of the Rebellion in Chomutov, 1591 (Thesis)”], in Comotovia 2005: Sborník příspěvků z konference věnované výročí 400 let vykoupení Chomutova z poddanství (1605-2005), 79-87. Chomutov, 2006.
  • “The Counter Reformation of Jiří Popel z Lobkovic in Chomutov, 1591,” in Porta Bohemica: Sborník historických prací (3) 28-45. Státní oblastní archiv v Litoměřicích, 2005.