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Chelsea Moore


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B.A., Diplomacy and World Affairs, Occidental College
MA, Political Science, University of Washington

Chelsea is Comparative Law & Society Studies Center Fellow and a Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race Fellow. Her research focuses on the relationship between fears of sexual dangerousness and the expansion of punitive state power. Her dissertation, "In Pursuit of the Pervert: Sexual Dangerousness and the Development of the American State," examines the emergence of contemporary sex offense laws and situates them within a broader history of state building. Through her scholarship she seeks to bring attention to the role fears regarding sexuality have played in the development and perpetuation of mass incarceration. Chelsea is a recipient of a 2019-2020 American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship. Her research has been published in Law, Culture, and the Humanities and Reproductive Health Matters.