Dr. Ted Cohen, associate professor of history and geography, was announced as a recipient of the 2021 Howard F. Cline Book Prize in Mexican History. His book, “Finding Afro-Mexico: Race and Nation after the Revolution at the Conference on Latin American History,” was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020.
Cohen’s award will be presented at the Latin American Studies Association International Congress annual meeting in May, recognizing his book for its impact on the field of Mexican history.
“My research explores the history of Mexico’s relationship to the African Diaspora in the twentieth century,” said Cohen. “I hope that my book and conference presentations reconsider how we tell Mexican history, shed new light on the global dimensions of African American history, and provide new avenues to understand the history of racism and antiracism today.”
In addition to his award, Cohen’s dedication to the field of Mexican history was on display during the Conference on Latin American History held in January. Cohen chaired a session titled “Leaving the African Diaspora? Afro-Mexicans, Independence, and Abolition,” and presented an original paper as part of another session.
His work as a scholar is an impactful part of Cohen’s success in Lindenwood University’s classrooms. Cohen shared, “It is always inspiring to be around a faculty and staff dedicated, first and foremost, to help our students. The camaraderie on campus makes Lindenwood a truly unique place to teach, to mentor, and of course to learn.”
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