Dr. Geoffrey Stewart is a professor of international history with more than ten years of teaching experience. Over that time, he has taught over sixty courses to more than 3000 students covering postcolonial Vietnamese history, global politics since 1945, the Cold War, the US in the World and the history of rock ’n’ roll in a global context. Dr. Stewart is particularly proud of his ability to use the subject matter of his courses to connect with students, open their minds to the potential of a liberal education and make them responsible global citizens.
His research focuses on the intersection of the Cold War and decolonization in South Vietnam, particularly how this shaped rural development and nation-building during the period of Ngô Đình Diệm’s First Republic of Vietnam (1955-1963). His publications include a book, Vietnam’s Lost Revolution: Ngô Đình Diệm’s Failure to Build an Independent Nation (Cambridge University Press, 2017), an article in The Journal of Vietnamese Studies, book chapters and reviews in journals such as The Journal of Asian Studies, Cold War History and, most recently, The American Historical Review.
Dr. Stewart got his MA in History at the University of Toronto, and his PhD in History at Western University.