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History Department welcomes Dr. Robinson!



Marc Arsell Robinson earned his PhD in American Studies from Washington State University in 2012.  His research focuses on the Civil Rights Movement in the Pacific Northwest, and his upcoming book chronicles the Black Student Union in Washington State during the late-1960s.  He has published articles, essays, and book reviews in venues such as Blackpast.org, The Western Journal of Black Studies, The Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Reference Services Review, and The Journal of Black Studies.  Before coming to CSUSB, Robinson was Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at Whitworth University, winning the 2017 Junior Faculty Award for outstanding teaching and service.  Prior to that, he was an Instructor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University, where he also served as a diversity-affairs administrator. Robinson joins the CSUSB History Department this fall as Assistant Professor, teaching courses on African American and US History.  This past summer, along with packing boxes and moving from the state of Washington, Robinson conducted several oral history interviews with former members of Seattle's Black Student Union and Black Panther Party.