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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 first book, Revolution within the Revolution (UNC Press, 2015), challenged standard assumptions about women's top-down liberation within the Cuban Revolution by showing that women activists themselves pressed the revolutionary leadership for inclusion and redress. Her current research explores the transnational reverberations of the Cuban Revolution during the Cold War.

Recent publications include:

“Contesting the Youngest Revolution: Cuban Anti-Communists and the Global Politics of Youth, 1960-1965.” Journal of Latin American Studies (November 2021).

“Hands Off Korea: Women's Internationalist Solidarity and Peace Activism in Early Cold War Cuba.” Journal of Women's History 32.3 (fall 2020): 64-88.

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


PhD, New York University, 2010


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