Sunny Chen

Sunny Chen

Research Interests

Sunny Chen joined the MA program in Fall 2019 through the BA/MA option. Her research interests include global migration, anti-colonialism/decolonization, labor movements, statelessness & citizenship, nationalism, and the philosophy of history. 

She was elected by her classmates to be their Department Representative in the Arts & Sciences Graduate Council for Academic Year 2020-2021.

Sunny graduated in February 2022. She is currently pursuing a PhD in History at University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA).

MA Thesis

"The Persistence of the Syrian Kingdom in Geneva: Protests of the Syro-Palestinian Congress in Geneva (1924-1928)" (working title)
Advisor: Zeynep Çelik


  • MA in European History, Politics, and Society – Columbia University, 2022
  • BA in History and Anthropology - Columbia University

Awards & Fellowships