Field: Chinese Literature
Advisor: Lydia Liu
Lei Lei is a PhD candidate in modern Chinese literature with a concentration in comparative literature. Her research interests include 20th century Chinese literature and American literature, history of biology and psychology, and critical theory. Her dissertation project looks at how 20th century writers and psychologists in China and the US made sense of the psychic life of the working class during the time of political mobilization and mass education movements. Before joining in Columbia, Lei also received a MPP from UMCP with a concentration on China-US relations.