Dr. Kimberly Kutz Elliott writes fiction and nonfiction. She is currently at work on her first novel, A Spirit of Justice, a historical mystery set in New York City during and after the Civil War.


Most recently, Kim served as American History Fellow at Smarthistory. Previously, she was Senior Content Creator in Humanities at Khan Academy. Kim earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in United States cultural history, visual culture, and religion. Her dissertation, “Lincoln’s Ghosts: The Posthumous Career of an American Icon,” received the Hay-Nicolay Prize. Kim has also been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Mary Washington. 

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