Jessica Gordon Nembhard

Jessica Gordon Nembhard
Institution: John Jay College, City University of New York; and USask Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
Phone: 646-557-4658
Email: jgordonnembhard@gmail.com

Current research interests: African American cooperatives; worker cooperatives; credit unions as community assets; youth cooperatives and co-op education; community-based asset building

Research topics: Cooperatives, Colonialism and Racism; Wealth accumulation and asset building through co-operative ownership (starting with Credit Unions); A comparison between the development, functions, and accomplishments of Aboriginal/First Nations co-operatives and African American co-ops in Canada, and African-American- owned co-operatives in the USA.

Research methodologies: Measuring the impact of cooperatives in US and Canada – designing surveys and questionnaires about the social and economic benefits to communities.

Biography: See October 2010 Featured Researcher at Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan website: http://usaskstudies.coop/?page_id=1292also John Jay Africana Studies Department faculty profile: http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/profiles/africanamerican.aspx?key=[email]=%27jnembhard@jjay.cuny.edu%27

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