Karen J. Ferguson

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Karen J. Ferguson, Associate Professor, Program in Urban Studies & Department of History, Simon Fraser University. [1] CV


  • “Organizing the Ghetto: CORE, the Ford Foundation, and American Pluralism, 1967-1969,” Journal of Urban History, forthcoming November 2007.
  • “Supporting Global Sustainability by Rethinking the City,” Journal of Urban Technology, 14, no. 2 (2007): 3-13. (With Anthony Perl, Meg Holden, and Mark Roseland).
  • Black Politics in New Deal Atlanta (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002).
  • "The Politics of Exclusion: Wartime Industrialization, Civil Rights Mobilization, and Black Politics in Atlanta, Georgia, 1942-1946,” The Second Wave: Southern Industrialization from the 1940s to the 1970s, ed. Philip Scranton (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2001), 43-80.
  • "Caught in 'No Man's Land': The Negro Cooperative Demonstration Service and the Ideology of Booker T. Washington, 1900-1918," Agricultural History 72, no. 2 (Winter 1998): 33-54.

Current and Recent Scholarly Projects

  • Book Manuscript: “The Ford Foundation, Black Power, and Post-Civil Rights Racial Liberalism in New York City, 1965-1975”
  • Article Project: “The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the African-American Freedom Struggle, and National Identity”

Awards and Fellowships

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Aid to Workshops and Conferences in Canada Grant, 2005, $20,000
  • Simon Fraser University Vice-President Academic Conference Grant, 2005, $1,500
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Standard Research Grant, 2002-2005, $52,150

Related Talks

  • “Domesticating Development: The Ford Foundation and Establishment Multiculturalism, 1965-1975.” Paper delivered at the American Studies Association Conference, October 2006.

Resources and articles

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  1. Karen J. Ferguson, Simon Fraser University, accessed August 14, 2009.