Scholar & Speaker & Strategist


Dr. Chatelain offers keynote lectures, moderates panels, and presents workshops around the world. If you are interested in inviting Dr. Chatelain to your campus or community, consult this calendar first to determine her availability. She hopes to see you at her next event.

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Dalhousie University Mackay Lecture Series

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Marcia Chatelain, "Teaching in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter: Social Media, Social Justice, and Social Change in Classrooms and Communities"

Marcia Chatelain is associate professor of history and African-American Studies at Georgetown University.  Her first book, South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration (Duke University Press, 2015) examines the ways in which African-American’s women’s outreach to girls constructed Black girlhood during the dynamic changes of the Great Migration period, and it argues that girlhood was a contested ideological space in which African-Americans grappled with anxieties and hopes for the period.  Her second book project, Burgers in the Age of Black Capitalism: Race, Civil Rights, and Fast Food in America explores the ways in which dining culture shaped African-American protest, entrepreneurship and activism in the 20th century.  Burgers in the Age of Black Capitalism engages visual representations of African-American consumers in advertising in the post-Civil Rights era to understand the relationship between the politicized marketplace and a long history of struggle.  In 2014, she launched the #FergusonSyllabus initiative to encourage educators to devote the first day of classes to teaching about the national crisis in Ferguson, Missouri.

Earlier Event: October 2
Edmund Burke School