Benton-Cohen Awarded Japan Residency

Professor Katherine Benton-Cohen of the Department of HistoryMay 9, 2018 — Professor Katherine Benton-Cohen of the Department of History has received the 2018 Japan Residency at Chuo University.

Sponsored by the Organization of American Historians and the Japanese Association for American Studies with support from Japan-United States Friendship Commission, the program enables two American historians to travel to Japan for two weeks, lecturing and advising Japanese students on American history topics.

An associate professor of history, Benton-Cohen specializes in the 19th- and 20th-century history of the American West. She has published two books: Borderline Americans: Racial Division and Labor War in the Arizona Borderlands in 2009 and Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and Its Legacy in 2018.

During her residency in Japan, Benton-Cohen will discuss “transnational and transborder movements of people, ideas, institutions, and material culture in the twentieth century, including themes like immigration, race, gender, and such borderlands as the American West.”