Charnell Chasten Long

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Charnell Chasten Long is a Ph.D. Candidate in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary research interests are in the history of Black education and STEM. Her previous work experience as a Chemist, Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Intern, and high school science teacher informs her research. Long’s research critically examines how Black students navigated and negotiated space in the scientific sphere during the early 20th century. Her dissertation examines how Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society, an organization founded in 1923, created space for aspiring Black scientists. She has received travel awards to present her work at the 2018 Society for the History of Technology Conference, 2020 Science History Institute Conference, 2021 National Association of Research on Science Teaching (NARST) Conference, and 2021 American Education Research Association.


BS Chemistry, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
MS Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Awards & Honors

2021 Beckman Center Fellow
2021 Lodewich Scholar
2020 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Minority Dissertation Fellowship
2020 Kubly Scholar
2017-2020 WCER Fellowship
2017 WISCIENCE Service Fellow
2018 Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) Network Fellow


Long, C. R. C. ( 2019 September 17). Showing Up for Black Women’s Lives. Retrieved from

Long, C.R. C. ( 2019 July 15). Black Women Food Scientists Who Created Meals for Astronauts. Retrieved from

Long, C. R. C. (2019). Setting the Stage for Inclusive Discussions.[Entering Research Activities]. In Branchaw, J. L., Butz, A. R., & Smith A. (Eds.). Entering Research (2nd ed., pp. 68-73). New York: Macmillan.

Long, C. R. C. (2019). Universalism in STEM: Case Study & Analysis. [Entering Research Activities]. In Branchaw, J. L., Butz, A. R., & Smith A. (2019). Entering Research (2nd ed., pp. 552-559). New York: Macmillan.

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