Jessica Krug Biography
Jessica A. Krug is an associate professor at George Washington University whose expertise spans colonialism and African American history. In September 2020 she revealed that she has been pretending to be Black for years.
Jessica Krug Age
Krug’s age is unknown.
Jessica Krug Ethnicity
Krug is a white Jewish but has been identifying as Black, Afro Latina.
Jessica Krug Kansas
Jessica hails from Kansas.
Jessica Krug Family
According to KCTV5 News, Jessica A. Krug was born in Kansas and grew up in Overland Park. It is alleged that she alienated herself from her family and even failed to attend her mother’s funeral seven years ago.
Jessica A. Krug Husband
There is no available information regarding her marital status.
Jessica Krug Education
She attended Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy and later joined and graduated from The Barstow School, an elite private school in South Kansas City. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In 2009 she was a recipient s of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships from the University of Wisconsin.
Jessica Krug George Washington University – Professor Jessica Krug
Jessica is an associate professor at George Washington University. According to the GWU website, she is a ” historian of politics, ideas, and cultural practices in Africa and the African Diaspora, with a particular interest in West Central Africa and maroon societies in the early modern period and Black transnational cultural studies.”
She is not the first George Washington University professor to fabricate her identity. Novelist H.G. “Hache” Carrillo whose real name was Herman Glenn Carroll, taught creative writing there full time for eight years until 2015. He alleged that his parents fled Fidel Castro’s Cuban regime when he was seven years old but he was actually born in Detroit and his parents were both from Michigan.
Jessica Krug Black
Jessica is not black but according to a blog post on Medium attributed to her, she has indicated that she had assumed a Black identity for much of her career, despite being White.
“To an escalating degree over my adult life, I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a Blackness that I had no right to claim: first North African Blackness, then US rooted Blackness, then Caribbean rooted Bronx Blackness. I have not only claimed these identities as my own when I had absolutely no right to do so — when doing so is the very epitome of violence, of thievery and appropriation, of the myriad ways in which non-Black people continue to use and abuse Black identities and cultures — but I have formed intimate relationships with loving, compassionate people who have trusted and cared for me when I have deserved neither trust nor caring. People have fought together with me and have fought for me, and my continued appropriation of a Black Caribbean identity is not only, in the starkest terms, wrong — unethical, immoral, anti-Black, colonial — but it means that every step I’ve taken has gaslighted those whom I love.”
Jessica Krug Mental Health
Krug claims that she has a mental health issue that explains why she assumed a false identity. “To say that I clearly have been battling some unaddressed mental health demons for my entire life, as both an adult and child, is obvious. Mental health issues likely explain why I assumed a false identity initially, as a youth, and why I continued and developed it for so long; the mental health professionals from whom I have been so belatedly seeking help assure me that this is a common response to some of the severe trauma that marked my early childhood and teen years.”
She also indicates that her mental health issues “can never, will never, neither explain or justify, neither condone nor excuse, that, in spite of knowing and regularly critiquing any and every non-Black person who appropriates from Black people, my false identity was crafted entirely from the fabric of Black lives.”
Jess La Bombalera
Krug also identified herself as “Jessica La Bombalera,” pretending to be an Afro-Latina woman from the Bronx while she engaged in activism. In June 2020 she testified by video to a New York City City Council meeting on police violence.
Jessica Krug Rachel Dolezal
Jessica has been compared to Racheal Dolezal, a white civil rights activist and Howard University graduate who claimed to be Black. Dolezal was president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Wash., in 2015 when her family exposed the truth about her identity.
According to the Washington Post, just like Dolezal, Krug has focused much of her work on the Black community. She has written extensively on the subject of Blackness, and in an essay for Essence.com about the Puerto Rican uprising against its governor in 2019, Krug said she was a “boricua,” a term used for Puerto Ricans. She described herself as “an unrepentant and unreformed child of the hood” who has spent much of her time advocating for communities of color and opposing gentrification in New York.
Jessica Krug Book
Krug is the author of “Fugitive Modernities: Politics and Identity Outside the State in Kisama, Angola, and the Americas, c. 1594-Present”, which interrogates the political practices and discourses through which those who fled from slavery and the violence of the slave trade in Angola forged coherent political communities outside of, and in opposition to, state politics. The book ends with a consideration of the relationship between resistance, non-state politics, and colonial and post-colonial politics.
Her second book, “Fathers of No Nation”, explores the relationship between seminal fugitive/resistance leaders and the gendered politics of authority and state in São Tomé, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica from the sixteenth century through the present. Prof.