Chelsea Schields

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
Phone +1.202.387.3355

Biographical Summary

Chelsea Schields is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine and a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.  She holds a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she completed a dissertation on the sexual and racial politics of decolonization in the Dutch Caribbean. At the GHI, she will begin a new research project on the reception of black family studies in decolonization-era Europe. This project explores the routes by which racial knowledge traveled across time and national contexts, shaping the policies foundational to postwar France, Britain and the Netherlands.

Main Areas of Interest

  • History of Knowledge
  • Europe and the World
  • Global History of Race and Anti-Racism
  • History of Gender and Sexuality