Kim Klimek

Degree: Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: History

Kim Klimek


History Philosophy


  • History of medieval Europe (social and cultural)
  • History of women and gender
  • History of intellectual life and philosophy
  • Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman worlds
  • History of authority
  • Social minorities


Kimberly Klimek, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of History at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She teaches courses on the history of medieval England, medieval Europe, history of European women, medieval world, world civilizations to 1500 and women in world history.

Klimek has been teaching at MSU Denver since 2006. She received the Outstanding Women’s Award from MSU Denver’s Institute for Women’s Studies and Services in 2016. Klimek is a council member of Medieval Association of the Pacific, academic consultant for Professional Decorative Painter’s Association, member of Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association and member of Society of Medieval Feminist Scholars.

Her research interests include the intersections between gender and intellectual history, with a particular focus on women and their impact on historical writing. Klimek is also interested in mysticism, particularly as it relates to philosophical, intellectual, and gendered identities. She is currently working on projects surrounding a text in medieval world history, the use of graphic novels in history classrooms; and PTSD and medieval Crusade veterans. Klimek authored a chapter titled “War. War Never Changes: Using Popular Culture to Teach Traumatic Events” in the 2018 textbook “Leadership, Popular Culture, and Social Change.” She has also presented her work at many conferences and formal presentations around the country and in England.

Klimek received her doctorate in medieval and early modern history from University of New Mexico in 2009, a master’s in history from Colorado State University in 1997 and a bachelor’s cum laude in history and theatre from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 1993.

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