George Washington University
Jessica Krug is an Associate Professor with an expertise in Africa and the African Diaspora at George Washington University. It was revealed that Krug had been posing as an African American woman throughout her life. In a post on Medium, Krug admitted to the fabrication and described herself as a “white, Jewish child from suburban Kansas City” who had been pretending to be black in order to advance her career. However, close associates claim Krug preemptively revealed the hoax after friends and colleagues began to doubt and confront her over the authenticity of her story.