Nina Gonzalez

Position Title
PhD Student

Kerr Hall, Davis CA 95616


  • BA– History, UC Davis (2019)
  • MA– History, UC Davis (2022)


I am a fourth year student in the History PhD program who focuses on late 19th-20th century U.S. history. I study conservatism, the radical far-right, extremist groups, white supremacy, immigration restriction, and conspiracy theories. My MA thesis emphasized the construction and implications of the white power movement over the late 19th and 20th centuries, through the examination of "Great Replacement"-themed conspiracy theories.

I am also the current Marchand Public Engagement Intern at the California History-Social Science Project. For more on my work there, please check out our website!

Research Focus

19th-20th Century U.S. History, Conspiracy Theory, Race and Racism, Conservatism, Christian Extremism


Nina Gonzalez, ‘An Archive of the Fringe: Walter Goldwater’s Radical Pamphlet Collection’, Political Extremism and Radicalism: Far-Right Groups in America, Cengage Learning (EMEA) Ltd, 2021.


TA: History of the US, 1865-Present

TA: World History, 1850-2000

TA: Introduction to the History of Science and Technology

TA: History of the US through the Civil War


Departmental Citation in History from UC Davis, 2019

Eugene V. Debs Fellowship 2020

Dean's Graduate Summer Fellowship 2022