Institute of Education

Prof. Dr. Anne Rohstock

Anne Rohstock is a professor at the University of Tübingen’s Institute of Education. She holds an MA in Education Sciences from LMU Munich and a PhD in History from the University of Regensburg. She has held positions at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and the University of Luxembourg. Her work focuses on modern Europe and North America and addresses key aspects of educational history in the 20th century from a cultural historical and history of knowledge perspective.

Her research topics include, among others, the profound transformation of education policy during the Cold War; the scientization of educational practices and policies since the 19th century, the cultural history of cognitive psychology and cybernetics, the educational strategies of international organizations since the interwar period, the role of science and expert networks in education policy, and transnational learning processes, with an emphasis on the postwar era. Anne is also interested in Post- and Transhumanism, Actor-Network Theory and the works of Bruno Latour, Post-Critique, Neo-Institutionalism and Practice Theory. 

Together with Karin Amos, she coordinates a multidisciplinary project analyzing scientization in late-modern societies that is funded by the University of Tübingen’s Excellence Initiative. She is co-founder of the open access journal On Education: Journal for Research and Debate ( and member of a research commission that engages in investigating the past of education scientists from the Weimar Republic and the NS Regime to the Federal Republic of Germany/German Democratic Republic (