Nimisha Barton assists in the administration and management of the Freshman Scholars Institute, working in collaboration with faculty and staff from across the university to develop academic and co-curricular programming for student participants. She is also responsible for assisting in the coordination of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program and other programs and initiatives within the Office of the Dean of the College that support and advance Princeton's commitment to an inclusive student body.
Before joining the Office of the Dean of the College, Nimisha was a Project Manager in the Office of Development at Princeton University where she gained a broad understanding of the University’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. She has been associated with the Freshman Scholars Institute since 2012, serving as a Resident Graduate Student, a Writing Fellow, and most recently as Lecturer for the “Ways of Knowing” course. Nimisha Barton received a dual BA from UC Berkeley in History and Religious Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in History from Princeton University as well as certificates in the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies and the McGraw Teaching Transcripts Program and has taught courses at a variety of institutions, including writing seminars in the Princeton Writing Program. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, and migration studies with the objective of understanding factors that promote integration.