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Jeffrey Cohen

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Jeffrey Cohen

Professor, Department of Anthropology



Smith 4022
134 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Areas of Expertise

  • Migration, Foodways, Transnationalism

Dr. Cohen's 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 around foodways and entomophagy,  he is working the the Bhutanese community of central Ohio to build health equity and social justice.

Read more at his lab:
The Transnational Research Laboratory

Director, Food, Culture and Society Certificate https://artsandsciences.osu.edu/academics/programs/certificates/food-culture-and-society