Gender and sexuality, queer and feminist theory, transgender studies, disability theory, literary theory and criticism, media representation, identity formation and performance, human rights movements
Chelsea is a first-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 work focuses on the representations of subaltern identities, especially transgender individuals, in mass and popular culture and the impact these images have on how we perform and understand these identities.