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Marcia Chatelain


Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor


Department of History
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+1 202-687-8881


624 ICC

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Dr. Chatelain will be on leave during the 2012-2013 academic year.


Dr. Marcia Chatelain, previously on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma's Joe C. and Carole Kerr McClendon Honors College, researches a wide array of issues in African-American history. Dr. Chatelain writes and teaches about African-American migration, women's and girls' history, and food studies. Dr. Chatelain has served on the boards of the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma and RADAR Literary Arts in San Francisco. Dr. Chatelain is a member of the British Council's Transatlantic Network 2020, a 2000 Harry S. Truman Scholar, an alumna and honoree of the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life, and a 2011 German Marshall Fund of the U.S. Fellow. In 2012, Dr. Chatelain was awarded an American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined) and a Ford Foundation Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her second book project will be supported by grants from the Duke University Libraries and the Frances E. Summersell Center for the Study of the South at the University of Alabama.


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  • Ph.D. (2008) Brown University, American Civilization
  • A.M. (2003) Brown University, American Civilization
  • A.B. (2001) University of Missouri-Columbia, Religious Studies
  • B.J. (2001) University of Missouri-Columbia, Magazine Journalism


  • Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other) (speak, read)