Kimberly S. Hanger (1961-1999)

Warmly regarded both as a teacher and scholar, Hanger published extensively on the free black population of Louisiana and other Colonial Latin American topics. Before arriving in Tulsa, she worked as the historian for the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans.

Born and raised in Utah, Hanger received her PhD from the University of Florida in 1991 and published her highly acclaimed book Bounded Lives, Bounded Places: Free Black Society in Colonial New Orleans, 1769-1803 in 1997 (Duke University Press).

The Department of History honors top student essays each year with an award in Kim’s honor.