Alumni (National Fellow)

Nicole Mellow

National Fellow
B.A. Vassar College (1992)
Ph.D. University of Texas (2002)
Professional Sector:
Dream Mentor:
Margaret Weir
University of California, Berkeley
Fields of Interest:
American Political Development
Economic Policy


Nicole Mellow is professor of political science at Williams College. Her research interests are in the field of American political development. Currently, she is working on a project on eugenics, national identity, and state building at the beginning of the twentieth century, tentatively titled, “How White Ethnics Got Themselves a New Deal: Nation Building and the Interventionist State, 1900 to 1940.”

Thesis Description:

Rising Partisanship: A Study of the Regional Dimensions of Conflict in the Post-War House of Representatives

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