Menglan Chen

Menglan Chen

Ph.D. Candidate in East Asian Film & Media Studies
Menglan Chen, a young woman with ear-length black hair, stands in a long, brightly lit hallway and touches her hair as it blows back from her face. Wearing a black collared shirt, she smiles subtly at the camera.
Menglan Chen is a Ph.D. student in East Asian Film and Media studies. Her previous research focused on the intersection of photography with visual ethnography, ethnic representation, and scientific image making in early 20th century China. More broadly, she is interested in the transnational circulation of visual technologies, the changing status of the image in Chinese visual culture, as well as the intersection of vision, episteme and politics. Before joining EALC, Menglan received her B.A. in Anthropology from Tufts University and her M. A. from Harvard University's Regional Studies East Asia program.  

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