Cindy Ewing

Cindy Ewing
Assistant Professor
215 Read Hall
Research Area
Global History, Modern South Asia, Modern Southeast Asia

Ph.D., Yale University
M.A. and M.Phil., Yale University
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Harvard University


Cindy Ewing is an Assistant Professor of History. Her research focuses on the global history of the post-1945 era and the connections between decolonization, human rights, and the Cold War. 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 Asia 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 the intellectual history of neutrality in modern Southeast Asia.

Professor Ewing earned her Ph.D. with distinction from Yale University in 2018. Her doctoral dissertation won the Arthur and Mary Wright Yale Dissertation Prize, the ISA Lynne Rienner Publishers Award for Best Dissertation, and the Oxford University Press USA Dissertation Prize in International History. Professor Ewing has held fellowships at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Prior to arriving in Missouri, Professor Ewing taught at the University of Toronto.