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Nicole Hemmer

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Areas Of Expertise

  • Domestic Affairs
  • Media and the Press
  • Social Issues
  • Elections
  • Political Parties and Movements
  • Politics
  • The Presidency

Nicole Hemmer is an expert on the history of American politics and media. As an assistant professor in presidential studies at the Miller Center, she works on a wide-ranging set of projects, both scholarly and public. She works in the Presidential Recordings program, focusing on the Nixon administration and its media relations. Her broader scholarship focuses on the history of conservatism and media. Her first book, Messengers of the Right, charts the history of conservative media activism in the United States, and her current work-in-progress is a history of conservatism in the 1990s.

Hemmer is also an active public intellectual, appearing frequently in print and on air. She is the co-editor of the Washington Post Made by History blog, a contributing editor to Vox, and she also writes a syndicated columnist for Fairfax Media in Australia. She co-hosts and produces the popular history podcast Past Present. Her commentary on U.S. politics has appeared in numerous national and international outlets, including the New York Times, Politico, Atlantic, New Republic, Vox, Los Angeles Times, and NPR’s Morning Edition. She provides regular analysis to Australian and American broadcast outlets, on both radio and television.

Hemmer holds an appointment as a research associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, where she was a postdoctoral fellow in 2011-12. She received her Ph.D. in U.S. history from Columbia University, and previously taught at the University of Miami. In 2015, she was a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Nicole Hemmer News Feed

In the year since the alt-right descended on Charlottesville, the movement has collapsed. Organizations like the neo-Nazi Traditionalist Worker Party have disbanded, Richard Spencer has abandoned his campus tour and Jason Kessler, the organizer of last year’s Unite the Right rally, has found himself an outcast from the movement he’d hoped to define.
Nicole Hemmer POLITICO Magazine
One year ago this weekend, Charlottesville, Virginia was the scene of violent clashes between white supremacists holding a rally in the city's downtown and counter-protesters. But what has changed in the city since the summer of 2017? Nicole Hemmer, an assistant professor at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia and the host of the podcast A12, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
Nicole Hemmer PBS NewsHour
The story of Charlottesville: A podcast about August 12 — and the history behind it
Nicole Hemmer Past Punditry
The story of Charlottesville: A podcast about August 12 — and the history behind it
Nicole Hemmer Past Punditry
The story of Charlottesville: A podcast about August 12 — and the history behind it
Nicole Hemmer Past Punditry
The story of Charlottesville: A podcast about August 12 — and the history behind it
Nicole Hemmer Past Punditry