About Kimberly

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Welcome y’all!

Thanks for stopping by my site. I hope you’ve found it useful and informative. That’s my goal here — to share what I’ve been learning through my historical research, provide encouragement for students of history, and offer insight into the everyday lives of people who lived in the past. I usually blog about historical topics such as early American history, women’s history, the American Revolution, Scottish history, and North Carolina.

A little bit about me . . .

I recently received by Ph.D. in Modern History from the University of St Andrews. My dissertation, “Making an Atlantic North Carolina: Scottish Networks in the Eighteenth Century,” explored how Scottish families who settled in North Carolina helped develop it as a colony that was connected all around the Atlantic world. I am currently a lecturer in history at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC.

Before I began my Ph.D. in Scotland, I  received a Bachelor of Arts in History with an Anthropology minor (2009) and an MA in American History (2012) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I have taught at Cape Fear Community College, UNC Wilmington, and University of St Andrews on various undergraduate and continuing education courses in history. I have also worked as a freelance consulting historian for local historical sites and organizations.

When I’m not doing history, I’m having fun with my Australian Shepherd pup named Teddy, drinking coffee, or planning my next big adventure!

Find Kimberly on Twitter: @kb_sherman