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Dr. Marcia Walker

Dr. Marcia Walker

Phone: 713.743.4126


Office: 635 Agnes Arnold Hall


  • Ph.D. — History, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, June 2012
    Fields: 20th Century U.S. History, African American History, Atlantic World History
  • M.A. History, Division of Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2007
  • B.S. School of Education & Social Policy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2006
    Secondary Major: African American Studies, with honors

Relevant Teaching Experience

  • Visiting Scholar, African American Studies, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 2013-2014
    AAS 3394: Special Topics – African American History and Biography

  • Adjunct Instructor, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, 2012-2013
    HIST 1301: U.S. History to 1865
    HIST 1302: U.S. History since 1865
    HIST 3326: U.S. History since 1945: Modern African American History

  • Lecturer, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2011
    HIST 13600: America in World Civilization II, 19th Century Section

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2008-2009
    HIST 13700: America in World Civilization III, 20th Century Section, Prof. James Sparrow
    HIST 27301: Introduction to Black Chicago, 1893-2005, Prof. Adam Green

Academic Scholarship/Research

  • Presenter, “To Be Black, Christian and Feminist: Rev. Addie Wyatt, the Women’s Movement
    and the Formation of a Progressive Faith Politic,” Newberry Library Scholl Center Seminar on Women and Gender, Chicago, IL, February 2012
  • Presenter, “Preaching the Feminist Gospel? Witnessing and Framing Black Christian Feminism through the Life of Rev. Addie Wyatt,” American Historical Association 125th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, January 2011
  • Presenter, “Researching and Writing Black Women’s Lives,” Patricia Liddell Researchers Women’s Month Celebration, Chicago, IL, March 2010
  • Presenter, “A Powerful Force for Change: Addie Wyatt and the Struggle for Labor, Civil and Women’s Rights,” University of California – Los Angeles, 19th Annual Thinking Gender Conference, Los Angeles, CA February 2009
  • Presenter, “Black Intellectuals in the Post-Civil Rights Era and the Question of Social Engagement,” Brown University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Providence, RI, May 2007
  • Presenter, “Race, Values and the Debate over Reparations,” Leadership Alliance National Symposium, Danvers, MA, July 2005
  • Presenter, “Race and Class: The Effects of Background on the Experiences of African American Students at Northwestern,” Northwestern University 9th Annual Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference, Evanston, IL, April 2005

Fellowships, Honors and Awards

  • Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Year Fellowship, Division of Social Sciences, University of
    Chicago, 2011-2012
  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2011-2012 (declined)
  • Trustee Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2006-2011
  • Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Fellowship, 2007-2011
  • Travel Grant, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, University of Chicago, 2010
  • John Hope Franklin Fund Travel Grant, Department of History, University of Chicago, 2010
  • Freehling Travel Grant, Department of History, University of Chicago, 2009
  • Ruth Murray Essay Prize for Best Graduate Essay, Center for Gender Studies, University of Chicago, 2008
  • Lerone Bennett Jr. Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University, 2006
  • Donald S. Perkins Scholarship, Northwestern University, 2006
  • Alfred W. Chase Memorial Scholarship, Northwestern University, 2005-2006