Nichole Nelson is a sixth-year doctoral candidate in the History Department studying twentieth-century American History, with a focus on post-WWII urban and suburban history. More specifically, her dissertation, “Fighting White Flight: Struggles for Integrated Communities, 1950-2010,” chronicles how the Fair Housing Movement yielded to white supremacy through an analysis of the national history of fair housing policy and national and local activism. Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Movement had enlightened factions who displayed genuine heroism, but moderate policies ultimately prevailed. Nichole received her M.A. from Vanderbilt University and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She looks forward to working with students in the humanities and social sciences.