Jonathan Cohen

Newman Family Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2018
Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts
B.A. McGill University (2013)
M.A. University of Virginia (2015)

This past year, Jonathan completed his qualifying exams and began working on his dissertation. Though still in its early stages, his project has already garnered six fellowships, including the Bankard Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, a Raven Society Fellowship, as well as residency grants at archives in New York and Las Vegas. His Master’s thesis also won two awards, and was published in the most recent edition of the interdisciplinary journal ‘New Jersey Studies.’

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