Marcia Chatelain

Marcia Chatelain

Formal First Name

Marcia Chatelain is a Distinguished Professor at Georgetown University. A scholar, public speaker, and strategist to educational institutions, Chatelain delivers lectures and workshops on inclusive teaching, social movements, and food justice. She has appeared on local and national television outlets including MSNBC, CNN, BBC America, and PBS.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Chatelain has received funding from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and the Ford Foundations.
  • She is a scholar of African American life and culture.
  • She was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar (2000), Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life Amethyst Award recipient (2009), German Marshall Fund of the U.S. American Fellow (2011), Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow (2012), French American Foundation Young Leader (2015),  and National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellow (2017-2018).  
  • Her teaching has been recognized with Georgetown University's  Dorothy M. Brown Teaching Award (2014), the Edward Bunn, S.J. Award for Faculty Excellence (2015), and the College Academic Council's Faculty Award (2016).  
  • In 2016, the Chronicle of Higher Education named her a Top Influencer in Higher Education in recognition of my curation of #FergusonSyllabus, a response to the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014.