Video game studies, transgender studies, queer and feminist theory, literary theory and criticism, media representation, identity formation and performance, human rights movements
Chelsea is a third-year student in the Cultural Studies PhD program but a veteran of George Mason University; she received her B.A. and M.A. in English with a concentration in Cultural Studies from GMU and worked extensively with the Women and Gender Studies department. Chelsea's current research is focused on the narrative and mechanical representations of trans and queer identities in video games and games as an avenue of social change.