Wilson Center Experts
Anna-Mart Van Wyk
Anna-Mart van Wyk is a senior lecturer and chair of International Studies at Monash University’s South African campus, where she teaches courses on arms control and international security, diplomacy in international relations, and post-1945 world history. Presently, she is a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, and an Associate of the LSE Ideas Africa International Affairs Program. Her research, undertaken in multiple international archives, focuses on the political history of South Africa’s nuclear program. Her other research interests include United States-South African military and nuclear relations, and the Cold War in Southern Africa. Since earning her PhD in 2005 she has published numerous articles in the peer-edited journals Cold War History, South African Historical Journal and History Compass. She also contributed chapters to Cold War in Southern Africa: White power, black liberation (Routledge, 2009) and an edited volume on Uncovering the Sources of Nuclear Behavior: Historical Dimensions of Nuclear Proliferation (Georgetown University Press, forthcoming). She is the co-editor of a Critical Oral History Conference Series Volume on Southern Africa in the Cold War, post-1974 (WWICS, forthcoming). Her first book, on US-South African nuclear relations during the Cold War, is nearing completion. She enjoys recognition as a rated researcher by the National Research Foundation of South Africa and is the recipient of the Monash South Africa Distinguished Researcher Award (2010).