Nick Rombes

Nick Rombes

Professor of English
Co-Director University Honors Program

Nick Rombes
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 232
Phone: 313-993-1085
Nick Rombes
Areas of Expertise:
History - Age of Enlightenment
Pop Culture - The Ramones
Literature and Science
Electronic Media
Women's Literature


  • Ph.D., English, Penn State
  • M.A., English, Penn State
  • B.S., Bowling Green State University


Professor Rombes' research and teaching interests include post-digital culture, early American literature and punk as a subculture. He is author of Cinema in the Digital Age (Columbia University Press), A Cultural Dictionary of Punk (Bloomsbury) and the novel The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing (Two Dollar Radio). His book, 10/40/70: Constraint as Liberation in the Era of Digital Film Theory, was translated into Turkish in 2021. He also directed a movie, the lo-fi, sci-fi love story The Removals. He has been invited to speak at several international conferences including, most recently, in Tehran, Iran. Rombes holds a Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Arts and a doctorate in English from Penn State. He joined the University in 1995. You can view Rombes' website: