Allen Chén

I am currently a PhD student in the Department of East Asian Studies at McGill University, with early Chinese intellectual and political history as my specialization. Hailing from the West Coast and raised in the rainy city of Vancouver, I am a fan of the great outdoors. In addition to my professional and academic pursuits, I am a medieval European history enthusiast; passionate about social justice, immigration, and contemporary political issues; an avid ballroom dancer (my favourite being the waltz); and enjoy volunteering my time with various groups on campus and in the community.