Bill Knoblauch, Assistant Professor of History
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William M. Knoblauch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History

Knoblauch Hocking River


Hello, and welcome to my faculty homepage. I am an Assistant Professor of History at Finlandia University, where I teach everything from World History and American History to more specific courses on the History of Rock & Roll, History Through Film, and Cold War America. Below are my most recent publications:

“From Camelot to Watergate: Shifting Boomer Politics, 1963-1973” in Cogan, Brian A. and William Phillips (eds.), Baby Boomers and Popular Culture: An Inquiry into America’s Most Powerful Generation. ABC-CLIO Publishers (forthcoming, 2014). 

“The Police” in Moskowitz, David V. (ed.), The 100 Best Bands of All Time. ABC-CLIO Publishers (forthcoming, 2014).

“Will You Sing About the Missiles?: British Anti-Nuclear Protest Music of the 1980s,” in Martin A. Klimke, et al. (eds.) Accidental Armageddons: The Nuclear Crisis and the Culture of the Cold War in the 1980s. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2014).

“The Pixilated Apocalypse: Video Games and Nuclear Fears, 1980-2012” in Blouin, Michael, Morgan Shipley, and Jack Taylor (eds.), The Silence of Fallout: Nuclear Criticism in a Post-Cold War World. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

Strategic Digital Defense: Video Games and Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ Program, 1980-1987” in Kapell, Matthew Wilhelm and Andrew B.R. Elliot (eds.), Playing with the Past: Digital Games and the Simulation of History. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.

“MTV and Transatlantic Cold War Music Videos” in TEMP: Tidsskrift for Historie (A Danish Journal of History), nr. 06 – 2013.

If you have any questions about studying history at Finlandia University, feel free to e-mail me.