Dr. Ngoei Wen-Qing graduated with a Ph.D. in History from Northwestern University in June 2015, specializing in twentieth century U.S. foreign relations with Southeast Asia.
His book manuscript, "The Arc of Containment: Britain, Malaya, Singapore and the Rise of American Hegemony in Southeast, 1941-1976" (under contract with Cornell University Press), argues that British decolonization in Malaya and Singapore intertwined with Southeast Asian anticommunist nationalism to shape American policy within and beyond Southeast Asia. Dr. Ngoei's article in the Journal of American-East Asian Relations on the origins of the domino theory won the 2014 Frank Gibney Prize.
His doctoral research has received the W. Stull Holt Dissertation Research Fellowship (2013) and the Diversity and International Outreach Fellowship (2014) from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). In the 2015-2016 year, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies and the Rajawali Research Fellow with the EDGS (Equality Development and Globalization Studies) Program in Northwestern University.
He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Brady-Johnson Grand Strategy Program with International Security Studies at Yale University.