Chelsea Blink

PhD Student


History of Medicine


Research Areas: 

Animal studies, environmental history, history of medicine, labor and health, food systems, United States and Britain since industrialization


Chelsea comes from Chicago, where she grew up eating real pizza. She has a B.A. in History and Science from Harvard, where she wrote her thesis on psychopharmaceutical marketing, family, and citizenship in Cold War America. She also holds a certificate in Museum Studies from Northwestern. She has worked as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses in medical sociology and evolutionary biology, a Humanist community organizer, a science museum educator, and a cook at a feminist vegetarian restaurant-cum-bookstore. Her current research project is on the history of animal welfare science. She serves on the Yale Humanist Community’s board of directors and is a proud member of Yale’s curling team.

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Chelsea Blink