Mar 11th 2019

The UIC Engaged Humanities Initiative and the Institute for the Humanities present:

The Mellon Lecture in the Engaged Humanities
March 11, 2019 from 4 – 6 PM

Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown University
“Better Living Through the Humanities: Teaching, Research, and Social Justice”

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.

The Mellon Lecture Series in the Engaged Humanities brings a speaker to campus each semester, and is part of the Engaged Humanities Initiative, made possible through grant support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The award mentors undergraduate students to conduct research in and explore the humanities at UIC. Please contact for additional information.

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