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Last Name
University of New Hampshire
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Material Culture, Museum Studies, American History 1 & 2, New Hampshire History, Textile & Fashion History, Shoe Stories, Women's History
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About Me

Kimberly Alexander, Ph.D. is a faculty member (Lecturer in Museum Studies) in the History Department at the University of New Hampshire, where she teaches museum studies, material culture, American History and New Hampshire History. She has held curatorial positions at several New England Museums, including the MIT Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum and Strawbery Banke.  Her forthcoming book, entitled Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era  [Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018], traces the history of early Anglo-American footwear from the 1740s through the 1790s. Dr. Alexander was Andrew Oliver Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society (2016-2017), and is Guest Curator of “Fashioning the New England Family,” opening at the Society in 2018.

Recent Publications

Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era, Johns Hopkins University Press, August 2018


Fashioning the New England Family, Massachusetts Historical Society, October 2018

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Museums, Public History, Women