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Caleb Knies

Caleb Knies is a historian of the American past with particular interest in shifting theoretical paradigms. He gained teaching experience at Middle Tennessee State University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and worked at the Tennessee State Library and Archives before starting at Tennessee State University in 2018.


210F Crouch Hall, cknies@tnstate.edu


PhD, Public History, Middle Tennessee State University, 2019 (anticipated)

MA, American History, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2014

BA, Integrated Communications, Butler University, 2007

Courses Taught

US History

Research Interests

Mr. Knies’ research interests are quantum mechanics and theoretical physics as model for historical theory; non-visitor analysis; popular media as sites of individual and collective memory; collective forgetting; memorialization of Abraham Lincoln.