ProfileLei Lei is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow at Columbia. Her research explores how the techniques of narrative making and storytelling shape human minds, redefine leadership and influence socioeconomic decisions. Her dissertation uses the art experiments during the Chinese revolution in the 1930s and 1940s as the case study to uncover the linkage between human psychology and narrative construction. She is also interested in the history of psychology, leadership studies, and US-China relations. She has given talks on the role of strategic storytelling in leadership, politics and institutional change.
Before joining in Columbia, Lei worked as a strategic adviser and received a MPP from UMCP with a concentration on China-US relations.
For the 2013 ICLS conference "Measurement" which she organized, visit: http://icls.columbia.edu/events/measurement/