Cindy Ewing

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Research interests: 

International, Asia


Cindy Ewing is a Ph.D. Candidate in International History. Her dissertation, “Experiments in Peace: Asian Neutralism, Human Rights, and the Transformation of the United Nations, 1946-1966,” chronicles the drafting of the International Bill of Human Rights through the politics of the postcolonial Third World and its navigation of the Cold War, with particular emphasis on non-aligned South Asian and Southeast Asian states. Cindy’s committee is comprised of Professors Ben Kiernan, Jay Winter, Rohit De, and Sam Moyn. The archival research for this project draws on materials from over ten countries in five languages, including Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. Cindy’s research interests include decolonization and postcolonialism, comparative constitutions, the United Nations system, and the global Cold War. Cindy holds an A.B. from Harvard and an A.M. from the University of Chicago. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Cindy is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of History at the University of Virginia.