Dr. McFerson holds a PhD in politics from Brandeis University, an MA from the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy, and a BA in sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Asia and the Pacific, Manila, Philippines, and is currently a Fulbright Specialist. She has traveled extensively and lived and worked in the South Pacific, the Caribbean, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.
Areas of Research
- Development in Nonwestern Societies
- Conflict and Development in Nonwestern Societies
- Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations
- Political Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa