Chelsea Schields

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

German Historical Institute Washington
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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 PhD 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.

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Main Areas of Interest

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