Chelsie May

Chelsie May
Advisor(s): Orit Bashkin
Islamic History and Civilization
Research Interests: Arab Jews of Iraq and Israel

Academic Bio

Chelsie is a PhD Candidate writing a dissertation entitled "Watching Whiteness Work?: The Racialization ofJewish Women in Iraq and Israel/Palestine." In spring 2020 their peer reviewed article will be published in the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies. Chelsie’s research has also appeared in the Journal of Jewish Identities. Their research and teaching interests include: gender and race in the modern Middle East, Middle East history, and intersectionality.  

In autumn 2019 Chelsie will be the instructor of record for Reading Cultures and in winter 2020 the teaching intern for Gender & Sexuality in World Civilizations. Other courses they have taught in include: History of Iraq, Modern Middle East History, Arab America, and Readings in World Literature. Chelsie has pursued extensive pedagogy training in critical pedagogy, student centered teaching, inclusive teaching, and writing. For AY19-20 Chelsie will be a Chicago Center for Teaching Pedagogy Fellow. Chelsie is from California.