Dr. Chelsea Moore leads the Smart Justice Policy work for the ACLU of Washington. In addition, she is the co-director of Look2Justice and a lecturer in Law & Society at the University of Washington. Chelsea holds a PhD in political science from the University of Washington with a focus on the criminal legal system. Her dissertation, “In Pursuit of the Pervert: Sexual Dangerousness and the Creep of the Carceral State,” examines the relationship between fears of sexual dangerousness and the expansion of mass incarceration.
Chelsea sits on the Korematsu Race in Criminal Justice Task Force, the Board of Judicial Administration Alternatives to Incarceration Task Force, and the APPR Pierce Pretrial Policy Initiative Workgroup. She is a published researcher, an award-winning instructor, and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. In 2020, she was named an American Association of University Women Dissertation fellow.