Chelsea Fabian

Chelsea Fabian
Graduate Instructor

PhD in English: University of Missouri – Columbia, in progress

MA in English: Salisbury University, 2019

BA in English: University of Delaware, 2016

Research and Teaching

Areas of Study

  • Modern and Contemporary Literature
  • Women's and Gender Studies in English
  • Queer Studies


My research interests are gender & queer studies, particularly in contemporary American literature. I study the voices of women-loving women (wlw) through fiction and poetry, and investigate trauma-informed expressions of the lived experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community in literature.


University of Missouri – Columbia (2020 – present)

  • Writing & Rhetoric (First Year Writing)

Delaware Technical Community College (2019 – 2020)

  • Developmental Reading & Writing
  • Intermediate ESL Writing
  • Critical Thinking & Academic Writing

Salisbury University (2017 – 2019)

  • Composition & Research (First Year Writing)
Pronouns: she/her   Chelsea is an earthbound soul who spends too much time writing love letters to the moon. Born and raised in Delaware, she's spent her entire life living on the East coast near the beach. She received a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Delaware, and an MA in Literature from Salisbury University. In Fall 2020, she relocated to CoMo as a PhD student and graduate instructor. In her free time, she writes and publishes poetry and hangs out with her cat, Freya. In academia, she studies contemporary American literature, paying special attention to the voices of women-loving women. With respect to her research, she is particularly focused on the relationships between queer voices and the looming shadow of trauma.  
Selected Publications

“Resolve” -Puerto del Sol Literary Journal (Feb 2020)

“Mr. Frankenstein on What to Keep” -Puerto del Sol Literary Journal (Feb 2020) (

“Faremo il Limoncello” -Atlanta Review (forthcoming)