Michelle Mengsu Chang is a third year PhD student in the field of Transnational, International and Global History. She studies totalitarianism and revolution in 20th century China, Soviet Union and Germany. Her current project examines the dynamics of change and everyday life in the late socialist period from Beijing to Moscow to Berlin.
Michelle received her B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley and an M.A. from Yale University. After graduating from Yale, Michelle worked as a research associate at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, Germany. Michelle was born in Harbin in northeastern China, and had lived in the former Soviet Union, Australia, and Canada before studying in the United States. Outside of history, she also has a passion for photography.