Chelsea Davis

Office:Kingland Building
2420 Lincoln Way Ste 201
Ames IA


Areas of interest: While I’m still narrowing my focus (my plan is to finish my degree by 2022), I’m broadly interested in examining the news media’s coverage of sexual assault and rape and its intersections with rape culture. I’m particularly interested in studying this issue through framing and/or social cognitive theory. As I learn more about feminist research and analyzing the news media through a gendered lens, I expect this will help narrow my thesis focus even further.

Hobbies: Outside of work and school, I enjoy watching stand-up comedy and true crime shows. I love reading books with strong female characters and stories centered around families and their complexities. Music is also a big part of my life, from Brandi Carlile to SZA.

#WhyGreenlee: I received my bachelor’s degree in journalism from Greenlee in 2011. While I had always bounced around the idea of pursuing a master’s degree, it wasn’t until I returned to Iowa State years later and spoke to professor Daniela Dimitrova that I decided to make that leap. I’m excited by the opportunity to create a program of study that molds perfectly to my interests. And I’m grateful for the Greenlee faculty who clearly want to see us succeed, evident in their attention to and constructive criticism of our work.