Chelsie May

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Humanities Teach Fellow
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Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2021

Chelsie is a scholar of race, Jews, intersectionality, and gender in modern Middle East history. They received their PhD from UChicago in summer 2021 and was formerly a fellow at the Franke Institute for the Humanities. They are currently working on their manuscript But Some of Us Are Both: The Racialization of Iraqi Jewish Women, as well as an article on Middle Eastern Jewish women and graphic novels. In spring 2020 their two-time award-winning, peer reviewed article was published in the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. Chelsie’s research has also appeared in the Journal of Jewish Identities. At UChicago, Chelsie is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and teaches courses on intersectionality in the Middle East and Black Power's influence on Jewish and Arab social justice movements.