- Downtown Toronto (St. George)
Fields of Study
- Empires, Colonialisms and Indigeneity
- International Relations
- South Asia
- Southeast Asia
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.
- 2022 SSHRC Partnership Development Grant for “Decolonizing World News: A Collaborative Study of the Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool” Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
- 2020 Oxford University Press USA Dissertation Prize in International History Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
- 2020 Lynne Rienner Publishers Award for Best Dissertation International Studies Association
- 2019 Connaught New Researcher Award University of Toronto
- 2018 Arthur and Mary Wright Prize Yale University
- 2018 Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize London School of Economics
- "'With a Minimum of Bitterness': Decolonization, the Right to Self-determination, and the Arab-Asian Group" (Cambridge University Press : 2022)
- "The Third World Before Afro-Asia" (Bloomsbury Publishing : 2022)
- “The ‘Fate of Minorities’ in the Early Afro-Asian Struggle for Decolonization” (Duke University Press : 2021)
- "Codifying Minority Rights Postcolonial Constitutionalism in Burma, Ceylon, and India" (Cambridge University Press : 2020)
- "The Third World and the United States" (Oxford University Press : 2019)
- "The Colombo Powers: crafting diplomacy in the Third World and launching Afro-Asia at Bandung" (Taylor & Francis Online : 2019)