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Michelle Chase

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Economics, History, and Political Science

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Michelle Chase is an historian of modern Latin America, specializing in twentieth-century Cuba. Her research interests include revolution and counter-revolution, the Cold War, and gender studies. Her book, Revolution within the Revolution (UNC Press, 2015), focuses on the roles of women and gender politics in the Cuban Revolution.


PhD, New York University, 2010



Chase, Michelle. “Hands Off Korea: Women's Internationalist Solidarity and Peace Activism in Early Cold War Cuba.” Journal of Women's History 32.3 (2020).

Chase, Michelle and Isabella Cosse. “Revolutionary Positions: Sexuality and Gender in Cuba and Beyond.” Radical History Review 2020: 136 (2020): 1-10.

Chase, Michelle. “'Sisters in Exploitation': The 1959 Congress of Latin American Women & the Transnational Origins of Cuban State Feminism.” In Making the Revolution: New Histories of the Latin American Left, edited by Kevin Young, pp 156-184. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Chase, Michelle. “La Federación Democrática de Mujeres Cubanas: de la República a la Revolución.” In Queridas Camaradas: Historias iberoamericanas de mujeres comunistas, edited by Adriana Valobra and Mercedes Yusta, pp 193-213. Buenos Aires: Miño y Dávila, 2017.

Chase, Michelle. Revolution within the Revolution: Women and Gender Politics in Cuba, 1952-1962. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Chase, Michelle. “The Trials: Violence and Justice in the Aftermath of the Cuban Revolution.” In A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counter-Insurgent Violence during Latin America's Long Cold War, edited by Greg Grandin and Gil Joseph, pp 164-198. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010.

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