Kimberly M Cheek

Part-Time Instructor

Kimberly M Cheek
College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci

History and Political Science

Gibbs Hall 324
MAHistory / North Carolina Central University
MLSLibrary Science / North Carolina Central University
B.A.History / North Carolina Central University


Kimberly Cheek was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended North Carolina Central University from 1999-2002 where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in History with a concentration in International Policy. She enrolled at the Masters program in History at North Carolina Central University in 2003 where she focused her plan of study on the African Presence in Modern Europe. She received her Masters of Arts in History in 2005. Her thesis project was circum-Atlantic history titled, "The Black Poor: The Search For Independence in Sierra Leone, 1782-1820." Kimberly also received an M.LS. from North Carolina Central University with a focus in Archives and Records Management. Currently, she is a 5th-year doctoral student in American History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her dissertation is titled, "The Transnational Black Press, Public Print Culture, and Public Perceptions of the Second Italo-Ethiopian War, 1934-1940."

Research Interests

My historical areas of focus include Race and Empire, Transnational black politics and radicalism as well as U.S. Foreign policy during the Cold War.

My current research is focused on 19th century African American intellectuals, late 19th and early 20th-century European imperialist activity in West Africa and Central Africa, African and African American anti-colonial and liberation movements, African American global civil rights activism during World War II, and the period of European colonialism in Asia and Africa, the early period of the Cold War, as well as the African American Press during World War II and the Cold War.