New Faculty: Chelsea Mikael Frazier

Chelsea Mikael Frazier

Assistant Professor, Literatures in English

Academic focus:

Black feminist literature and theory, visual culture, ecocriticism, African art and literature, political theory, science and technology studies, and Afrofuturism 

Current research project: 

Black Feminist Ecology book manuscript

Previous positions: 

  • Cornell University Faculty Fellow, Department of Literatures in English, 2019-2022
  • Northwestern University Presidential Society of Fellows, African American Studies Department, 2018-2019

Academic background: 

  • Ph.D., African American studies, Northwestern University, 2019
  • M.A., African American studies, Northwestern University, 2015
  • M.A., American studies, Purdue University, 2015
  • B.A., Gender and sexuality studies, Barnard College, 2010

Last book read:

“Akata Woman” by Nnedi Okorafor

In your own time/when not working:

Biking, roller skating, coloring, making or devouring art

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

All of them!

What most excites you about Cornell:

My amazingly supportive colleagues and enthusiastic students

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