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Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Marcia Chatelain
Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor, History and African-American Studies, Georgetown University

Marcia Chatelain, a Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American studies at Georgetown University, teaches and writes about women’s and girls’ history, as well as the history of black capitalism. A prolific author, Chatelain has been recognized for her social media campaign urging educators to encourage discussions about the 2014 crisis in Ferguson, Missouri. Her work has appeared in major media outlets including The Washington Post, Time, and The Atlantic. Dr. Chatelain is also the author of the book South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration.

Project Title: First-Generation Future: A History of First Generation College Students and How to Better Serve Them Now