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Marc Robinson Marc Robinson
Visiting Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3337

Marc Arsell Robinson earned his Ph.D. in American Studies from Washington State University in 2012. His wide-ranging research interests include the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement, student activism, Pacific Northwest history, the social construction of African American identity, institutional education reform, and popular culture. He has published articles, essays and book reviews in venues such as Blackpast.org, The Western Journal of Black Studies, The Pacific Northwest Quarterly, and The Journal of Black Studies. He has also co-authored studies on equity and diversity issues for the Washington Student Achievement Council and the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Diversity at the University of Washington.
Before beginning his position here at Whitworth, Robinson taught in the Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies Department at Washington State University and directed the Culture and Heritage Houses there, providing administrative and instructional leadership for the Asian Pacific American Cultural House, Casa Latina, Native American Cultural House, and Talmadge Anderson Heritage House. Robinson, whose appointment at Whitworth began in February 2016, teaches a variety of courses in the history department and the U.S. Cultural Studies Program.


  • Provost's Junior Faculty Award, Whitworth University, 2017

Courses Taught

  • GE 125: First-Year Seminar
  • HI 131: American History Before 1877
  • HI 228: Identity, Race, and Power
  • HI/USCS 240: African American History Before 1877
  • HI/USCS 241: African American History Since 1865
  • USCS 110: Introduction to U.S. Cultural Studies, 1 credit
  • USCS 120: Introduction to U.S. Cultural Studies, 3 credit
  • USCS 233: African American Film
  • USCS 310: Community-Based Research
  • USCS 311: Campus-Based Research

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