Nicole Hemmer is an associate research scholar with the Obama Presidency Oral History project. A political historian specializing in media, conservatism, and the far-right, Hemmer is author of Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Niki writes frequently about history and politics in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Politico, U.S. News & World Report, and the New Republic, among other outlets. She is also a columnist for Vox and The Age in Melbourne.
She co-hosts Past Present, a weekly podcast where three historians discuss the latest news in American politics and culture, and is the producer and host of A12: The Story of Charlottesville, a six-part podcast series on the white-power terrorism in Charlottesville in 2017.
Niki’s new book, Partisans: The Conservative Revolutionaries Who Remade American Politics in the 1990s, will be published by Basic Books.