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Nicholas KrebsNicholas D. Krebs

Ph.D. Graduate Student, American Studies

Curriculum vitae

Nick focuses on the formation and transmission of cultural knowledge through various mediums of popular culture including Hollywood films.  His current research centers on empire and cultural hegemony as it is found in Hollywood film series like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games.  Nick’s prior work focused on interpreting the labor and social history surrounding hip-hop, and can be found in Julius Bailey’s The Cultural Impact of Kanye West (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) in a chapter called “Confidently (Non)cognizant of Neoliberalism: Kanye West and the Interruption of Taylor Swift.”

A member of the Ankh Maat Wedjau honor society, Nick regularly presents his research at the National Council for Black Studies annual conference and the annual meeting of the American Studies Association.  Nick also sits on the American Studies Association’s Students’ Committee, the Washington State University Recreation Board, and represents the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race as a Senator in the Graduate and Professional Student Association at Washington State University.  An avid aficionado of marching percussion having performed with Impulse!, the Madison Scouts, Rhythm X, and the Blue Devils, Nick enjoys clean beats, good food, and hearty laughs while communing with his wife and hanging out with their cats.


Contact Mr. Krebs
Thompson Hall 7

Spring 2019 Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and by appointment

Courses Taught

CES/Women_St 300
CES 101
CES 131
CES 209
CES 260