Marcia Chatelain (Georgetown), “Better Living Through the Humanities: Teaching, Research, and Social Justice”
Mellon Lecture in Engaged Humanities
March 11, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Institute for the Humanities, Stevenson Hall
701 S Morgan St, Lower Level, Chicago, IL 60607, Chicago, IL 60612
Georgetown University Professor Marcia Chatelain discusses the intersection between her academic research in African American life and history and her public scholarship. In this talk, Chatelain reflects on transforming her dissertation into the book South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration, her appearance on the podcast, “Undisclosed: The Killing of Freddie Gray,” her creation of the digital humanities project #FergusonSyllabus, and her work on Georgetown University’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation. In sharing her experiences on these projects, she reveals how her graduate training prepared her to make a difference inside and outside of academia.