Senior Fellow

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

Collins teaches security studies at Columbia University. Over the past two decades, she has received fellowships and grants from, among others, the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Wilson Center, and Yale University, and is a recipient of the US Congressional Dirksen Award and the NCAFP 21st Century Leadership Award.

Since 2010, Collins has worked on occasional special projects for the US Department of Defense. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Carnegie Council, and the US Commission on Military History.

Collins is the author of Grey Wars (Yale University Press, 2021). Her essays and commentaries have appeared in a range of media outlets, including Forbes, the New York TimesTIMEUS News and World Report, and the Wall Street Journal.

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.