Kimberly Alexander

Phone: (603) 862-1565
Office: History, Horton Hall Rm 434, Durham, NH 03824
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Dr. Kimberly Alexander teaches museum studies, material culture, American 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 is guest curator of “Fashioning the New England Family,” (October 2018- April 2019) at MHS. Her companion book, "Fashioning the New England Family," will be published in 2019.


  • Ph.D., Art History: Architectural History, Boston University
  • M.A., Art History: Architectural History, Boston University
  • B.A., History, Colby College

Research Interests

  • Architectural history

Courses Taught

  • HIST 405: History of Early America
  • HIST 511: History of New Hampshire
  • HIST 695: Independent Study
  • HIST 698: Internship in Museum Studies
  • HIST 771: Museum Studies
  • HIST 780: Spc Top/NE Mat Culture&Objects

Selected Publications

Alexander, K. S. (2018). Treasures Afoot Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era. JHU Press.

Alexander, K. S. (n.d.). Fashioning the New England Family.