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Dr. Marcia Chatelain

Thursday, April 30 - Event postponed to Fall, 2020

Dr. Marcia Chatelian

Author of "Franchise:  The Golden Arches in Black America"

Title: Better Living Through the Humanities: Reflections on Research, Teaching, Race and the Power of the Humanities

Abstract:

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 the connections between her twobooks South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration(2015) and Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America(2020), her research for the 2017 podcast series, “Undisclosed: The Killing of Freddie Gray,” her curation 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 projectsin the humanities, she reveals how scholars on race are transcending disciplinary boundaries and working toward the public good.