Bio

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Chelsea Davis is a freelance 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 Stanford University News and on Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences website.

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