Bio

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Chelsea Davis is a writer and radio producer living in San Francisco. Her essays and poetry have appeared on Literary Hub, Horror Homeroom, multiple Stanford University news outlets, and in sPARKLE & bLINK, among other venues.

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 daily stories on topics ranging from drug crime to a locally produced zombie musical. In 2008 she co-founded The Sudan Radio Project, a monthly podcast dedicated to in-depth analysis of East African politics and culture.

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.