Nimisha Barton is the Associate Director for the Freshman Scholars Institute and Programs for Access and Inclusion at Princeton University. In this role, she assists in the design, development, administration and management of the Freshman Scholars Institute (a 7-week academic bridge program for first-generation, low-income students) and the Scholars Institute Fellows Program (a four-year scholars program for first-generation, low-income students). Working in collaboration with faculty and staff from across the university, Nimisha develops 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.
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.