Chanelle Adams is a multidisciplinary essayist, researcher, and translator. She completed a B.A. in Science and Technology Studies at Brown University with a focus on history of science and medical anthropology. In 2017, she was awarded a Franco-American Fulbright to research Madagascar plant medicine in the French colonial archives. During her time in Marseille, she completed a M.A. in Social Sciences at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales. She is currently enrolled at the University of Lausanne in the Political Ecology doctoral program.
Adams was a founding member of the Bluestockings Magazine web platform and Managing Editor at Black Girl Dangerous). Her work on music, healing, and diaspora has been published by NPR, The Feminist Press, Bitch Media, and The Funambulist, among others.
She has given academic and artist talks in the USA, France, Czech Republic, Benin, Greece, South Africa, Madagascar, and Canada.