Dr. Kimberly Alexander is Director of Museum Studies and Lecturer, teaching museum studies, material culture, American history, Architectural history, and New Hampshire history in the History Department of the University of New Hampshire. She has held curatorial positions at several New England museums, including the MIT Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum and Strawbery Banke. Her most recent book, entitled "Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era" traces the history of early Anglo-American footwear from the 1740s through the 1790s (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018). Dr. Alexander was Andrew Oliver Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society (2016-2017) and was guest curator of “Fashioning the New England Family,” (October 2018- April 2019) at MHS. Her companion book, "Fashioning the New England Family" is forthcoming.
Ph.D., Art History: Architectural History, Boston University
M.A., Art History: Architectural History, Boston University
B.A., History, Colby College
18th century art
HIST 405: History of Early America
HIST 410: Surv/Architecture in AmerExper
HIST 500: Intro to Historical Thinking
HIST 511: History of New Hampshire
HIST 600: Exp/ Amer Architectural Hist
HIST 600/800: Explorations
HIST 691: Internship
HIST 695: Independent Study
HIST 698: Internship in Museum Studies
HIST 771/871: Museum Studies
HIST 772/872: Stdy/Regional Material Culture
HIST 780/880: Spc Top/Museum Studies
HIST 800: Adv Exp/Amer Architectural His
HIST 997: Dir Read/Early American Hist
Alexander, K. S., & Bentley, A. (2021). Fashioning the New England Family. Massachusetts Historical Society.
Alexander, K. (2018). Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era, 2018. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.