Dr. Colleen Anderson is a DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. She studies the culture and history of Germany, and her research focuses on how science and technology have shaped Germany’s roles in the wider world. Her first book-length project (Undivided Heavens: Outer Space Travel in Divided Germany, under review) focuses on how East and West Germany’s space programs contributed to German efforts at internationalism during the Cold War. At SAIS, Dr. Anderson is working on a project on public healthcare and German internationalism from the late twentieth century through today.
Dr. Anderson earned her PhD from Harvard University in History in 2017. She was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford University from 2017-2020. Her research has been funded by organizations including the American Historical Association & NASA, the Smithsonian, the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, the DAAD, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, and the Central European History Society.