Bio

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Chelsea Davis is a writer and radio producer living in San Francisco.

Her radio stories have appeared on podcasts such as 99 Percent Invisible, BackStory, and Out There, and have aired on stations including KALW 91.7 FM and KZYX 90.7. She currently co-produces Pseudopod, a weekly horror fiction podcast. In the newsroom of KVMR 89.5 FM in Nevada City, CA, she filed stories on a daily basis, covering topics from drug crime to a locally produced zombie musical. As an intern with Oregon Public Broadcasting’s daily talk show Think Out Loud, she was the lead producer of several hour-long shows, such as this conversation about Oregon’s unusual jury verdict laws. In 2008 she co-founded The Sudan Radio Project, a monthly podcast dedicated to in-depth analysis of East African politics and culture.

Her writing has appeared on Horror Homeroom, Stanford University News, Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences website, and in sPARKLE & bLINK.

When Chelsea isn’t busy making stories, she studies them. She holds a PhD in English literature from Stanford University, where she also received her Masters in English in 2014. Her research focuses on artistic representations of violence, from war fiction, to horror film, to apocalyptic writing, to the literary Gothic.