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History Faculty

Dr. Kimberly Schutte

Office: 125 Albert W. Brown Building


  • Early Modern Britain, Early Modern Europe, and Gender


  • PhD (with Honors) University of Kansas, 2011 – History
  • MA, University of Missouri, 1989 – History
  • BA (with Honors), Missouri Western State College, 1986 – Psychology; 1987 – History

Awards and Honors

  • Miller Summer Institute Fellow, 2011
  • George L. Anderson Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, Department of History, University of Kansas, 2011
  • Finalist: Argersinger Prize for Outstanding Dissertation, University of Kansas, 2011
  • Top Five Educator at the University of Kansas as named by the Mortar Board Society, 2010
  • Summer Research Fellowship, University of Kansas, 2009
  • Ambrose Saricks Family Memorial Scholarship, University of Kansas, 2008 & 2009

Courses Taught

  • Ancient and Medieval History
  • Ancient World History.
  • British History.
  • British History I.
  • Early Modern European History, 1450-1815.
  • English History I.
  • English History II.
  • Goddesses to Witches: Women in Pre-1500 Europe.
  • The Historian’s Craft.
  • Modern European History, 1780-Present.
  • Modern World History
  • Renaissance/Reformation.
  • Tudor Britain.
  • Western Civilization I.


  • Women, Marriage, and Rank in the British Aristocracy, 1485-2000. Under contract with Palgrave.
  • "Marrying Out in the Sixteenth Century: Subsequent Marriages of Aristocratic Women in the Tudor Era" Forthcoming in The Journal of Family History, January 2013.
  • Review of The Devonshire Manuscript: A Women’s Book of Courtly Poetry forthcoming in Renaissance Quarterly.
  • A Biography of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (1515-1578): Niece of Henry VIII and Mother-in-Law of Mary, Queen of Scots. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2002.
  • “‘Not for Matters of Treason, but for Love Matters’: Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox and Tudor Marriage Law,” In Laudem Caroli: Renaissance and Reformation Studies for Charles G. Nauert . James V. Mehl, ed. Kirksville, Missouri: Thomas Jefferson University Press, 1998.

Conferences and Presentations

  • “Thomas Howard, Early of Surrey’s Self-Rehabilitation Under Henry VII,” The New York State Association of European Historians. 2011
  • “Strategies to Get Students to Come to Class Prepared,” Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, the College at Brockport, 2011.
  • “Aristocratic English Marriage in the 18th Century: An Ancien Regime?” Presented at the KU/MU Graduate History Conference, 2010
  • “Down and Out in Tudor England: Patterns of Elite Subsequent Marriage.” [Revised version] Presented at the Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas, 2009
  • “The Other Boleyn Girl’s Other Marriage: Defiant Matches at the Court of Henry VIII.” Presented at the KU/MU Graduate History Conference, 2009
  • “Marriage Patterns among Aristocratic Women of the Nineteenth Century.” Presented at the Mid-America Conference on History, 2008
  • “Down and Out in Tudor England: Patterns of Elite Subsequent Marriage.” Presented at the Missouri Valley Historical Conference, 2008
  • “The Eleventh House and the Development of Fusion.” Presented at the 28th Annual PCA/ACA Conference, 2006
  • “The Murder and Resurrection of Keith Partridge.” Presented at the 27th Annual PCA/ACA Conference, 2005


Current Projects

        I am currently revising my manuscript tentatively entitled Women, Marriage, and Rank in the British Aristocracy, 1485-2000 which has been accepted for publication by Palgrave for inclusion in their Modern Europe monograph series. This project combines a statistical analysis with a more traditional analysis of primary sources such as letters, journals, and diaries. For the study, I undertook a statistical analysis of the marriage patterns of 6,289 women. Additionally, I examined the diaries, memoirs, and letters of approximately 150 aristocratic women. Together, the statistical and the written evidence provide a window into the intersection of marriage and rank among elite British women between the sixteenth and the twentieth centuries. As a result of this research, my manuscript argues that there was a remarkable level of consistency in rank identity among the British aristocracy despite great changes in government, religion, and society.

        In addition I am currently doing the research for two additional book projects, The Howard Affinity at the Early Tudor Court: The Second and Third Dukes of Norfolk During the Reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII and Becoming a Proper Lady: Self-Fashioning and Rank Identity Among Aristocratic British Women, 1485-2000.

Last Updated 11/5/12


Department hosts NEH Workshop, Rochester Reform Trail, for K-12 teachers in July 2014

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Dr. Takashi Nishiyama interviewed by Yomuiri, Japan's major national newspaper.

Dr. Ken O'Brien has been named a SUNY Provost Fellow for the 2013-2014 year.

Dr. Bruce Leslie has been made a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor.




The Robert Marcus lecture will be on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 pm in the New York Room in Cooper Hall.