Chelsea Lunquist-Wentz

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Office: Withers 364
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Chelsea‚Äôs academic research is informed by her experiences and continual learning as a public history professional. She enjoys using digital tools to expand her work. In her role at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, she provides administrative and technical support to its portfolio of 28 historic sites. Chelsea has been a museum interpreter at the United States Capitol and the National Archives, and as an independent historian, she has published to the online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States. Prior to her public history career, Chelsea spent eight years as a paralegal at a leading law firm, specializing in providing compliance and research services to nonprofit organizations.   

Teaching and Research Interests

Modern American History, Social activism and organizing, Labor History, Gender History, Digital History   


Chelsea is currently researching and co-authoring a digital exhibit on Arab American labor history with colleagues at the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies; her research contribution for this project focuses on Detroit and Dearborn autoworkers and the mining industry across the United States.


M.A., Museum Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2017
B.A., English Literature, concentration in Creative Writing, Appalachian State University, 2009