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Kimberly Sherman

Instructor, History Department: Social and Behavioral Sciences/History 910-362-7120
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Dr. Kimberly Sherman is a historian, writer, and educator who received her PhD in Modern History from the University of St. Andrews in the UK. She teaches courses in American and Women’s history. Her teaching interests are in the social and cultural history of early American history and the Atlantic world. Dr. Sherman’s research interests include social history, transatlantic networks, the Caribbean, and early America. She has published her research in the North Carolina Historical Review, Atlantic Studies, Nursing Clio and more. Dr. Sherman researches and writes regularly on the history of early North Carolina and is currently working on her first book project — a history of Scottish families who immigrated to North Carolina in the eighteenth century.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Modern History, University of St. Andrews
  • Master of Arts (M.A.), American History, UNC Wilmington
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History, UNC Wilmington

Awards and Publications

  • “Without the Smallest Recompense: Scottish Loyalist Women in Revolutionary North Carolina,” Atlantic Studies (2023-2024).
  • “Never Out and Never Over: Good Times at the Bijou,” Salt Magazine (March 2020).
  • “Thistle Among the Pines: Flora MacDonald and the Highland Scots of the Cape Fear,” Salt Magazine (December 2019).
  • “Emigration as Epidemic: Perspectives on the Eighteenth-century Scottish Highlands,” Nursing Clio (February 2019). Web.
  • “Whose Milk? Changing US Attitudes toward Maternal Breastfeeding,” Nursing Clio (September 2018). Web.
  • Awarded 2019 Short-term Fellowship, David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, PA.
  • Awarded 2018-2019 Short-term Fellow, Winterthur Museum & Library, Wilmington, DE.
  • Awarded 2016 Archie K. Davis Research Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society.
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