Vivien Chang

E. John E Rosenwald, Jr. '52 TU'53 Postdoctoral Fellow

Vivien Chang is a Postdoctoral Fellow in US Foreign Policy and International Security at Dartmouth College's Dickey Center for International Understanding. She is a historian of US foreign relations, postcolonial Africa, Black internationalism, and the global economy. Before coming to Dartmouth, she was a postdoctoral fellow in International Security Studies at Yale University's Jackson School of Global Affairs and a predoctoral fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She received her PhD from the University of Virginia in 2022. 

Vivien is currently working on a book on transnational Black efforts for economic decolonization in the 1960s and 1970s. Based on her dissertation and drawing on research in twenty archives on three continents, Creating the Third World: Anticolonial Diplomacy and the Search for a New International Economic Order examines how anticolonial elites and activists pursued innovative and heterodox avenues for economic emancipation during the height of decolonization and the Cold War. 

At Dartmouth, Vivien will continue to work on revising her book project. She is also co-editing a volume on Africa-China relations and writing an essay on anticolonial nationalism for the Cambridge History of African Political Thought. 


  • B.A. University of British Columbia
  • M.A. University of British Columbia
  • M.A. University of Virginia
  • Ph.D. University of Virginia