Marc Arsell Robinson
Director, Culture and Heritage Houses (Office of Equity and Diversity)
Ph.D., American Studies, Washington State University
Marc Arsell Robinson is an instructor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University, Pullman. He earned a B.A. in history at the University of Washington in 2004. In 2012, he completed a Ph.D. in American studies at Washington State University. His dissertation examined the connections between the Civil Rights/Black Power Movements and the Northwest, researching the Black Student Union in Washington state during the late 1960s. At heart, Dr. Robinson is a community organizer inspired by Ella Baker and others, therefore he carries a sincere compassion for a broad range of social issues (race, class, gender, sexuality, colonialism, and more) and seeks to empower others.
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Dr. Robinson is also the director of the WSU Culture and Heritage Houses, a unit within the Office of Equity and Diversity. The Culture and Heritage Houses are a complex of facilities on the Pullman campus that provide unique spaces for learning and community, featuring ethnic art and book collections and a relaxing ambiance. As director, Dr. Robinson also coordinates diversity programs that take place throughout campus, including the annual Martin Luther King program. More information on the Culture and Heritage Houses:
- Comparative ethnic studies
- African American/black studies
- Popular culture/black popular culture
- Civil Rights Movement
- Black Power Movement
- Washington state history
- Student activism
- Social inequality
While at Washington State University, Dr. Robinson has taught the following:
- Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies
- Introduction to Black Studies
- Black Popular Culture
- Race and Racism in U.S. Popular Culture
- Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
- Washington Student Achievement Council, Educational Attainment for All: Diversity and Equity in Washington State Higher Education. Olympia: Washington Student Achievement Council, 2013.
- Robinson, Marc Arsell, "Book Review: The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965–1972 (2012) by Ibram H. Rogers." August 2012, Journal of Black Studies 43:8 (November) 2012.
- Robinson, Marc Arsell, "The Black Campus Movement in the Evergreen State: The Black Student Union at the University of Washington and Washington State University, 1967–1969," Pacific Northwest Quarterly< 103:2 (Spring) 2012.
- Robinson, Marc Arsell, The Black Power Movement and the Black Student Union (BSU) in Washington State, 1967–1970. Diss. Washington State University, 2012.
- Robinson, Marc. "The Early History of the UW Black Student Union." Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project. September 2008.
- Schmitz, Betty and Marc Robinson. The Learning We Need Now: What Every UW Student Needs to Know about Diversity. Seattle: University of Washington, Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Diversity: 2005.
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- Black Power at WSU (spring 2012)