Cécile Armand is a postdoctoral researcher in the ERC project “Elites, Networks and Power in modern China” (Aix-Marseille University), a former postdoctoral fellow of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (2018-20) and Andrew Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the DHAsia program at Stanford University (2017-18). She completed her PhD devoted to a spatial history of advertising in modern Shanghai at the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon, France (2017). She is currently preparing a book manuscript based on her dissertation. She is the author of several articles on advertising in modern China and digital history. She is the creator of a digital research platform (https://madspace.org/). Her current research deals with American-trained elites and their impact on the transformation of Republican China.