Sean Fear

U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

Sean Fear received his PhD in History from Cornell University in August 2016. His dissertation, "Republican Saigon’s Clash of Constituents: Domestic Politics and Civil Society in US-South Vietnamese Relations, 1967-1971," examines the impact on US-Vietnamese relations of domestic politics in both South Vietnam and the United States.  Sean has conducted research at the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford Presidential Libraries, the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, MD, and the National Archives Center II in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  He also draws heavily on Vietnamese-language memoirs, blogs, and print media.  His research interests include the Global Cold War; American Foreign Relations; and contemporary Vietnamese and Southeast Asian History.  As a Dickey Center postdoctoral fellow, Sean will prepare his dissertation for publication as a book, and begin work on a second project on the international history of the end of the Vietnam War.  Sean's research has been supported by the New York University Cold War Center, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, among others.  

363 Haldeman Center
HB 6048
B.A. University of Toronto
M.A. Cornell University
Ph.D. Cornell University
The John Sloan Dickey Center