Upper School Events
US Assembly: King Lecture: Nicole Hammer
The Drs. Donald West and Mary Elizabeth King Lecture in History and Political Science was established in 2015 through the generosity of Drs. Donald West King II and Mary Elizabeth King. This annual Upper School assembly will be devoted to a discussion on timely and urgent topics in history or political science.
This year’s speaker, Nicole Hemmer, is an assistant professor of presidential studies at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia. She is an expert on the history of American politics and media and works on a wide-ranging set of projects, both scholarly and public. 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 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.