Northwestern University

Wed 12:30 PM

Faculty Colloquium: Marcia Chatelain

When: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM  

Where: Crowe Hall, 5-138, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jackson Christopher Bartlett  

Group: Center for African American History (CAAH)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


"Did I do Right? Black Girls & Great Migration Citizenship"

Marcia Chatelain, a proud Chicago native, is Associate Professor of History and African-American Studies at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Previously, she held the Reach for Excellence Assistant Professorship of Honors and African-American Studies at the University of Oklahoma Honors College. After graduating the University of Missouri-Columbia, Chatelain worked at the Truman Foundation, then completed her A.M. and Ph.D. from Brown University's American Civilization department. Before moving to Oklahoma, Chatelain was the University of California-Santa Barbara's Black Studies Fellow. Her areas of interest include African-American history, women's and girls' studies, and black food cultures. Dr. Chatelain is a 2011 German Marshall Fund of the U.S. Fellow and a 2013 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellow. Her first book, South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration was published by Duke University Press in 2015. Her second book in progress, tentatively titled Burgers in the Age of Black Capitalism, traces the connections among civil rights, black political leadership, and the expansion of fast food in communities of color. In 2014, she organized #fergusonsyllabus to encourage educators to dedicate the first day of classes to discussing the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri after the killing of Michael Brown.

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