Krister Knapp

Krister Knapp

Teaching Professor and Minor Adviser in History
Coordinator of Crisis & Conflict in Historical Perspective
PhD, Boston College
MA, University of Massachusetts
MA, University of Indiana
BA, Arizona State University
research interests:
  • U.S. National Security
  • Foreign Policy
  • Intelligence
  • Terrorism
  • Counterterrorism

contact info:

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  • Wednesdays
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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  • MSC 1062-107-114
    Washington University
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Krister Knapp writes on and teaches courses in US Intellectual History and Conflict and Security Studies. His scholarly research focuses on William James, the renowned psychologist and philosopher.



William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of ModernityChapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2017.

Selected Articles

"James the Flâneur," The American Scholar 73 (Winter 2004): 160.

"William James, Spiritualism, and Unconsciousness 'Beyond the Margin,'" Streams of William James 3 (Fall 2001): 1-5.

"Should Wolves be Reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park?" Illuminare: A Journal in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies 1 (Spring 1993): 66-71.