Michelle is Project Manager for the ERC-funded project EMPTINESS: Living Capitalism and Democracy after (Post)Socialism. She is responsible for the project’s day-to-day operations, including data management/protection, communication, finance, reporting, events, and quality control. She is a member of the EMPTINESS research team.
Michelle has worked as an administrator across the University for many years, at Research Ethics (UAS), the MPLS Doctoral Training Centre, and the Bodleian Library. She was Executive Officer for International Strategy (UAS), and Research Coordinator for the multidisciplinary, longitudinal Young Lives study (ODID) core-funded by DFID.
Previously, Michelle was Editor at an educational publisher in the US where she also directed the publications and product development programmes. She has freelanced as a copyeditor/writer for individuals and companies on a range of academic and commercial publications. She has been involved in independent film production work and tutored undergraduate students in Social & Cultural Anthropology.
Michelle has a BA in Literature/Film Studies from Claremont McKenna College and an MPhil and a DPhil in Social & Cultural Anthropology from Oxford.
She is also a Harassment Advisor for the University.
Michelle works part time, usually Mondays, Tuesday mornings, and Thursdays.
Visit the Emptiness project website.
Dace Dzenovska, Michelle Chew, Volodymyr Artiukh and Dominic Martin | Sept 2020 – Aug 2025