Kelsey earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2015 with High Honors in American Studies and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her work concerns medical, legal, and cultural histories of legislating and diagnosing distinctions between proper and improper growth, including un/childlike cognition, premature aging, and other instances of age inappropriateness. She is particularly curious about the invocation of health/illness and ability/disability and the influence of race, gender, and sexuality on theories of developmental impropriety and the life course. At Yale, she is pursuing an M.A. in History of Science and Medicine en route to her PhD in American Studies. Kelsey’s work is supported by the Dean’s Emerging Scholars Fellowship and the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.