Senior Fellow

Nancy Collins is a senior fellow of the Modern War Institute at West Point. Collins writes about US defense, national security, and military technology.

Over the past decade, Collins has received fellowships and grants from, among others, the University of Chicago, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the Rockefeller Foundation, the US Commission on Military History, the Wilson Center, and Yale University, as well as the US Congressional Dirksen Award. She is the chair of the Columbia Seminar on Defense and Security. Her essays and commentaries have appeared in a range of media outlets, including Forbes, the New York Times, TIME, US News and World Report, and the Wall Street Journal. She is the author of Grey Wars (Yale University Press, 2021).

Collins earned a BA in government from Georgetown University and a PhD in history from the University of London, where she was named the Thornley Fellow, an international prize.