Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University
Office: Rm. 601 Ashe
Phone: (305) 284-5962
Nicole Hemmer is a political historian of the United States in the twentieth century,specializing in American political culture, media, and social movements. After finishing her B.A. at Marian (College) University in Indianapolis, she received her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She has taught at Columbia University and Manchester College in Indiana.
Hemmer is currently working on a history of conservative media in the pre-Reagan era. That work, Messengers of the Right, follows broadcaster Clarence Manion, book publisher Henry Regnery, and National Review publisher William Rusher, three messengers of modern conservatism, as they struggled to turn their audiences into a defined movement and reliable voting base. Her work has been supported by fellowships at Columbia University, the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Her work appears in the forthcoming Barry Goldwater and the Remaking of the American Political Landscape (University of Arizona Press, 2013), as well as the New York Times Online, the Spectator Australia, and the Christian Science Monitor, among others. Her teaching interests include social movements, suburban politics and culture, media and politics, and American conservatism.