Chelsea Johnson, PhD

Chelsea Johnson, PhD

Chelsea Johnson, PhD

Chelsea Johnson is a sociologist currently working as a user experience researcher at LinkedIn. Her training is in qualitative research, with a specialization in feminist and ethnographic research methods. Chelsea uses her background in the sociology of race, embodiment and intersectionality to inform the development of just, equitable, and human-centered design on LinkedIn’s Trust team. Her work involves observing and listening for what users need to feel safe and empowered in their most vulnerable moments online, and turning those findings into actionable insights for LinkedIn’s product teams. Prior to LinkedIn, Chelsea worked as an ethnographer at ReD Associates, a boutique research consultancy in New York. On nights and weekends, her focus is on democratizing social justice theories through her public sociology organization, CLC Collective. The Collective’s first children’s book about intersectionality, IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All, was released by Dottir press in 2019. Chelsea holds a B.A. in sociology from Spelman College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Southern California.