Prof. Benton-Cohen Receives 2018 OAH Japan Residency at Chuo University

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Katherine Benton-CohenApril 17, 2018

During its annual meeting in Sacramento, California, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) announced that Katherine Benton-Cohen, Georgetown University, has been selected to receive the 2018 residency at Chuo University on transnational and transborder movements of people, ideas, institutions, and material culture in the twentieth century (these themes include immigration, race, gender, and such borderlands as the American West).

OAH/Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS) Japan Residencies Program

The OAH and the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS), with the generous support of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, select two U.S. historians to spend two weeks at Japanese universities giving lectures, seminars, advising students and researchers interested in the American past, and joining in the collegiality of the host institution. It is part of an exchange program that also brings Japanese graduate students who are studying in the United States to the OAH Annual Meeting.

The residency was announced on April 13 by OAH’s 2018–19 President Earl Lewis.

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Katherine Benton-Cohen is author of the new book, Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and Its Legacy (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018).