Ohio State University

Professor Jeffrey H. Cohen


Jeffrey H. Cohen

Prof Jeffrey H. Cohen is Professor of Anthropology at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States. His research focuses on three areas: migration, development and nutrition. Since the early 1990s he as studied the impact, structure and outcome of migration from indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico to the US with support from the National Science Foundation. He has also conducted comparative research on Mexican, Dominican and Turkish migration. His work on traditional foods, nutrition and migration was supported by the National Geographic Society. In addition to ongoing work in Oaxaca, he is currently studying the migration of Mexicans to Columbus.

Professor Cohen is authored and edited several books including Eating Soup without a Spoon: Anthropological Theory and Method in the Real World (2015), The Cultures of Migration: The Global Nature of Contemporary Mobility (2011), The Culture of Migration in Southern Mexico (2004), Conflict, Insecurity and Mobility (2016), Global Remittance Practices and Migration during the Economic Crisis and Beyond (2012). He is also co-editor of Migration Letters and Remittances Review journals while also serving on editorial boards of several others. He has co-chaired Turkish Migration Conferences and The Migration Conference since 2012.

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