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University of North Carolina - Greensboro
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Homeschooling, conservatism, 20th-century US history, women's history, family history, education history, religious history,
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Abigail Shimer is a PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research examines the beginning of the modern homeschool movement in the United States, focusing on family structure, religious beliefs, and the politics of education.¬†Abigail has worked as a teaching assistant for UNC-Greensboro, teaching various survey classes as well as courses on women’s history and the history of childhood in the United States. Interested in serving with her peers, Abigail helped to found UNC-Greensboro’s Graduate History Association, serving as its founding vice president and then later as president and treasurer. She has won several awards and fellowships, including the Paul Mazgaj Departmental Service Award and the Allen W. Trelease Graduate Fellowship.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, United States
Expertise by Chronology
7, 8
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Gender, Politics, Public History, Religion, Slavery, Women