Nancy Cohen with Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton
Now Scheduling for 2017 Nancy L. Cohen
Nancy L. Cohen is a historian, speaker, and author of four books. A leading national expert on women and American politics, her new book Breakthrough: The Making of America’s First Woman President explores women’s rise in politics and the impact of women’s leadership on public life and culture.
She has written for the Guardian, the New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Harvard’s Business History Review, and many other print and online publications, and her work has been featured in the Washington Post, the Guardian, and the Los Angeles Times, among others.
A frequent media commentator, Nancy has appeared on MSNBC and NPR, including on the Chris Hayes show, the Melissa Harris Perry Show, Weekend All Things Considered, On Point, the Leonard Lopate Show, and To The Point.
Her academic background includes more than 10 years in teaching and research positions at UCLA, Claremont McKenna College, Binghamton University, and elsewhere.
Currently, Nancy is an appointee on the Los Angeles County Commission for Women and a consultant to nonprofits and elected officials on gender policy and women’s leadership.
In 2016, she received the Women for a New Los Angeles award and was elected to the executive board of the statewide Association of California Commissions for Women. She received a doctorate with distinction in history from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University. Nancy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two daughters, and four stepchildren.