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Political historian, writer Nicole Hemmer to speak March 30


Nicole HemmerPolitical historian and writer Nicole Hemmer will speak at Manchester University this month, offering an analysis of President Donald Trump’s administration, set in the contexts of the conservative movement, the news media and presidential history. 

Hemmer will talk about “The Trump Revolution” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at the Jo Young Switzer Center on the North Manchester campus. It is free and open to the public.

Her book, Messengers of the Right, a history of conservative media in the United States, was published in September 2016. She also co-hosts and produces Past Present, a podcast offering historical perspectives on issues of public affairs and popular culture. 

Hemmer is a contributing editor to U.S. News & World Report, where she writes a weekly column about politics and history, and she is a syndicated columnist for The Age in Melbourne, Australia.

Her writing also appears in a number of national and international publications, including the New York Times, Atlantic, New Republic, Politico, Vox and the Los Angeles Times.

Hemmer is known for smart, balanced, thoughtful and dynamic commentary on current events. An assistant professor in presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs, she is dedicated to bringing a historical perspective to today’s most important political debates. 

In 2001, Hemmer graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in psychology from Marian (College) University in Indianapolis. She earned her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in U.S. history from Columbia University. She has won fellowships from Columbia, the Miller Center of Public Affairs and the U.S. Studies Centre in Sydney, Australia. From 2012-2015, she was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Miami.

The March 30 presentation is a homecoming for Hemmer, who taught history and worked in residential life at Manchester.

Her presentation is part of the Values, Ideas and the Arts series at Manchester, designed to offer credit to undergraduate students who, through the process, gain cultural exposure, artistic experiences and intellectual enrichment. It is common to explore important, complex, and sometimes uncomfortable, topics.


About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

March 2017