Kimberly D. Schmidt

Kimberly D. Schmidt, Greenbelt, Md., is recently retired as professor of history at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va., and as director of the Washington (D.C.) Community Scholars’ Center. She is a graduate of Bethel College in history and peace studies and has master’s and Ph.D. degrees, both in American history, from Binghamton University. Her publications include Magpie’s Blanket (University of New Mexico Press, 2016), a Women Writing the West WILLA Literary Awards finalist in historical fiction, and Strangers at Home: Amish and Mennonite Women in History (co-edited with Diane Zimmerman Umble, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002). Kimberly continues to be an active researcher, dividing her interests between Amish and Mennonite women’s social history and women’s histories of the Southern Cheyenne.

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