Senior Research and Policy Associate, Special Initiatives

Areas of Expertise: Democracy and Society, Racial & Ethnic Inequality, The Status of Women and Girls

Chelsea Crittle is a Senior Research and Policy Associate, Special Initiatives at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. At IWPR, Chelsea will contribute to projects in the areas of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and the Economy and the Research and Action Hub.


Prior to joining IWPR, Chelsea was an American Evaluation Association Graduate Education Diversity Intern (GEDI) at the Center of Creative Leadership. There, she supported initiatives to assess, evaluate, and improve equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the organization. In graduate school, Chelsea’s research examined racial and gender bias, diversity and inclusion, allyship, and bias confrontation. Her dissertation explored ways to address racial exclusion within collegiate STEM classrooms. Chelsea has also served as the Dalmas Taylor Policy fellow for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social issues and worked as a policy fellow for the Research-to-Policy Collaboration.


Chelsea earned her Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science in Social Psychology from Tufts University,  as well as a Bachelor‘s in Psychology with a minor in Comparative Women’s Studies from Spelman College.