- Fellowship year:2010-2011
- University: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
- Dissertation Topic/Category: United States
- Dissertation Title: The Beloved Community: Negotiating Intentional Space in the Jim Crow South
Rob Ferguson works on Southern US history, with a particular focus on racial relations during the “Jim Crow” era in the earlier 20th Century. His dissertation looks specifically at experimental, interracial communities that were established in Mississippi as alternatives to the usual segregation in that state.