Andrew J. Ross
Andrew J. Ross studies U.S. Imperialism and Statecraft in the 20th Century with a particular thematic focus on Science and Environmental Change. Past projects of his have ranged from the role of the Women Strike for Peace movement within 1950s/1960s anti-nuclear activism, to Carl Sagan and the public discourse of the Nuclear Winter Hypothesis in the mid-1980s, to 19th Century U.S. colonial expansion into the Pacific during the “Age of Guano.” His dissertation research examines the creation and growth of the U.S. Missile Range System as a key infrastructure for U.S. global power projection during the Cold War. The primary sites of his research are White Sands Missile Range of the North American West, the Eastern Range of the Atlantic, and the Western Range of the Pacific.