Cindy Ewing

Assistant Professor
Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 311N



International Relations Program at Trinity College

Fields of Study


Cindy Ewing is the Assistant Professor of Contemporary International History in the Department of History and the International Relations Program at Trinity College. Her research and teaching focus on the international history of the Cold War in postcolonial South and Southeast Asia. Cindy's scholarship examines the interconnections between decolonization and other global processes of the twentieth century, including nationalism, postcolonialism, human rights, neutralism and non-alignment, and the development of international institutions such as the United Nations.

She is currently preparing her first book manuscript, entitled Gatekeepers: Human Rights and the International Solidarities of the Third World, which explores how the postcolonial condition of nations in South and Southeast Asia shaped their engagement with the emerging global order, especially in relation to questions of human rights, self-determination, and sovereignty. She is also working on a project on global neutralist networks, centred in post-independence Cambodia, Laos, Burma, India, and Indonesia.

Cindy has held visiting positions and fellowships with the University of Virginia, the University of Texas at Austin, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. At the University of Toronto, she is a Fellow of Trinity College, Senior Fellow at the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, an affiliate faculty member of the Centre for the Study of the United States, and an affiliate faculty member of the Asian Institute.


PhD, Yale University
MA, MPhil, Yale University
MA, University of Chicago
BA, Harvard University