Robert Hunt Ferguson

Robert Hunt Ferguson

Photo Credit: © Chris Fowler 2015

Department of History
Assistant Professor

Phone: 227-3502
Email: rhferguson@email.wcu.edu
Office: McKee 206B


Biography:

Dr. Ferguson received his M.A. from Western Carolina University and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His teaching and research interests include Public History, Modern US, North Carolina, the American West, popular culture, and the rural American experience. His first book, Remaking the Rural South: Interracialism, Christian Socialism, and Cooperative Farming in Jim Crow Mississippi, was published by the University of Georgia Press (2018). You can hear him discuss the book on the New Books Network podcast. His work has been published in several collections and journals, including the Journal of Southern History. Dr. Ferguson's research has been funded by the Center for the Study of the American South and the North Caroliniana Society.

Courses Taught:

HIST 132 - United States History Since 1865
HIST 238 - History of American Popular Culture
HIST 341 - North Carolina History
HIST 348/548 - History of the American West
HIST 438 - US in the Cold War
HIST 472 - Local History
HIST 693 - Rural/Agricultural History

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