Vivien Chang

Field & Specialties

US Foreign Relations
Cold War International
Empire and Decolonization


M.A., University of Virginia, 2018

M.A., University of British Columbia, 2016

B.A., University of British Columbia, 2013


Vivien Chang is a Ph.D. candidate in international history, advised by William Hitchcock. Her work focuses on decolonization, development, African nationalism, global governance, and the Cold War in the Third World.

Current Research

Dissertation in progress: "Creating the Third World: Anticolonial Diplomacy and the Search for a New International Economic Order, 1960-1974"

Awards & Honors

Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2017-2021)

Stuart L. Bernath Memorial Graduate Student Fellowship, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (2018)

Dumas Malone Research Fellowship, UVa Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (2018)

Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (2017-2018)

Research Fellowship, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (2016-2017)

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2015-2016)

Courses Taught

"The Second World War" (as Teaching Assistant), Spring 2018

"America and War Since 1900" (as Teaching Assistant), Fall 2017