Lei Lei is a PhD candidate in modern Chinese literature with a concentration in comparative literature. Her research interests include modern Chinese literature and culture, history of psychology, and critical theory. Her dissertation project looks at how Chinese writers and artists in 1930s and 1940s created new modes of literary and artistic production that purport to transform human psychology, creating "new persons" that would lead the struggle of revolution. She has also given talks on public affairs and contemporary Chinese culture.
Before joining in Columbia, Lei also received a MPP from UMCP with a concentration on China-US relations.

For the 2013 ICLS conference "Measurement" which she organized, visit:

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