Lei Lei is a research fellow and Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University in the City of New York. Her research explores how the techniques of narrative making and storytelling were used to shape cultural landscape, redefine leadership and influence socioeconomic decisions. Her dissertation uses the case study of Chinese and American writers and artists in the 1930s and 1940s 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.