Luke Nichter Profile

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Dr. Luke Nichter

  • Department: Humanities
  • Historical Consultant, Central Texas Historical Archive
  • Room: HH-216j

Luke A. Nichter is a Professor of History and National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar. He has held fellowships at the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the University of Michigan, the University of Oxford, and the London School of Economics. He is a New York Times bestselling author or editor of six books, including Richard Nixon and Europe: The Reshaping of the Postwar Atlantic World (Cambridge University Press), and, with Douglas Brinkley, The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and The Nixon Tapes: 1973 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). His books on the Nixon tapes won the 2017 Arthur S. Link – Warren F. Kuehl Prize for Documentary Editing by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and were named among the five best books on the 1970s in the Wall Street Journal by Jane Kamensky, Professor of History at Harvard University. Luke’s current book project is Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and the Decline of the Eastern Establishment, to be published by Yale University Press. Luke has been endorsed by the American Historical Association for his work on government openness. He is a former founding Executive Producer of C-SPAN's American History TV, launched during January 2011 in 41 million homes. Luke’s website,, offers free access to all publicly released Nixon tapes as a public service – featured on CBS Sunday Morning in 2014. He earned his Ph.D. in History from Bowling Green State University.