Carrissa Anderson


I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts in History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, during which time I spent a year abroad at the University of East Anglia. I then earned my Master’s of Arts degree, also in History, at Howard University. I was inducted there into the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. Before beginning my doctoral research at the University of Leeds, I spent four years teaching American, African-American, and Women’s History at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California where I was born and raised. 

Research interests

My research focuses on US intelligence communities during the 1950s within the context of ‘stay behind’ programs against Soviet Invasion.