Nicole Hemmer is a political historian specializing in media, conservatism, and the far-right. She 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. Her book, Partisans: The Conservative Revolutionaries Who Remade American Politics in the 1990s has earned widespread praise and was hailed as a “tour de force,” by Jacobin and as “vigorous” by the New York Times Book Review. Her first book was Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics.
Niki is the director of the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Center for the Study of the Presidency and associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University. Previously an associate research scholar with the Obama Presidency Oral History project, She is also a columnist for Vox and The Age in Melbourne and she co-hosts Past Present, a weekly podcast where three historians discuss the latest news in American politics and culture.