Doctoral candidate (Politics of Solidarity, Transnational social movements)
Chelsey is a cultural anthropologist holds a BA in Anthropology from North Carolina State University and an MA in Cultural Anthropology from George Mason University. Chelsey’s Master’s thesis focused on the impact of United States economic and military policies on the ongoing conflict in Colombia. Drawing from and expanding on this research, her current dissertation research examines grassroots US solidarity with Colombian communities and how this solidarity does (or does not) intersect with a broader left in the United States. She is interested in re-examining what solidarity is today as well as how it is influenced by and influences local and transnational political contexts. Her research plays close attention to the roles of race, class, gender, and nationality.
Politics of Solidarity, Transnational social movements