Blake Slonecker

Blake Slonecker

Associate Professor of History

Humanities

Phone: 509 865.0416

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About

Dr. Slonecker teaches American social and cultural history, including courses on the history of American women, African Americans, social movements, and Native Americans.  In addition, he teaches a seminar on historical methods and an interdisciplinary honors course on pacifism.  He is a member of the American Historical Association's Tuning Project and co-editor of The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture.

Dr. Slonecker's research focuses on American social movements sine 1945.  In 2012, he published A New Dawn for the New Left:  Liberation News Service, Montague Farm, and the Long Sixties (Palgrave Macmillan), and he has published articles on the civil rights and student movements, women's and gay liberation, and the counterculture in The Sixties, the Journal of Social History, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, the Pacific Historical Review, and the North Carolina Historical Review.  His current research focuses on the intersection of the women's liberation movement, the New Left, and the underground press in the Pacific Northwest.

Courses Taught

  • World Civilization I
  • From Brown to Green: American Social Movements since 1945
  • War and Peace
  • World Civilization II
  • Native American History
  • Pacific Northwest History
  • American People to 1877
  • American People since 1877

Education and Degrees

Doctorate: PhD — Major: History — Location: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Date: 2009
Master's Degree: Master of Arts — Major: History — Location: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Date: 2006
Bachelor's Degree: Bachelor of Arts — Major: History — Location: Gonzaga University — Date: 2004

Professional Experience

Position: Assistant Professor of History
Start Date: 8/15/2009 End Date: 5/1/2014
Company: Waldorf College

Position: Associate Professor of History
Start Date: 7/1/2014
Company: Heritage University

Community Engagement

  • Advisory Board Member. DocumentAmerica. 2016-present. dailygiant.org
  • Book Editor. The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture. 2016-present. A bi-annual peer-reviewed international journal published by Taylor & Francis.

Research Interests

  • Current Reserch Projects: “‘It’s Too Late, Baby’: Women’s Liberation in the Seattle Underground Press.” Article.
  • “Locating Liberation: Second-Wave Feminism in the Oregon Underground Press.” Article.
  • “The Masculine Equivalent of War: William James Genders Pacifism.” Article.

Publications and Professional Affiliations

Publication: “We are Marshall Bloom: Sexuality, Suicide, and the Collective Memory of the Sixties”
Title: The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 3, no. 2
Date Published: 12/1/2010

Publication: “The Columbia Coalition: African Americans, New Leftists, and Counterculture at the Columbia University Protest of 1968”
Title: Journal of Social History 41, no. 4
Date Published: 6/1/2008

Publication: A New Dawn for the New Left: Liberation News Service, Montague Farm, and the Long Sixties
Title: New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Date Published: 12/24/2012

Publication: “The Counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s”
Title: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History
Date Published: 7/3/2017

Publication: “A Church Apart: Catholic Desegregation in Newton Grove North Carolina”
Title: North Carolina Historical Review
Date Published: 7/1/2006

  • Organization: American Historical Association
  • Organization: Organization of American Historians
  • Organization: Peace History Society