- Ph.D., Indiana University, 1988
Research Interests: Dr. Cohen's work focuses on migration between rural Oaxaca, Mexico and the US and specifically the social and economic impact of migration on sending households. His current projects include a study of traditional food use among migrants and an analysis of the impact that political unrest over the summer of 2006 in Oaxaca City, Mexico has on migration rates in surrounding peasant communities.
Dr. Cohen's Seed Grants:
- (2009) Mexicanidad in Ohio: Identity and stress in Columbus
- (2007) An international interdisciplinary approach to reducing lead contamination in traditional foods among Mexican migrants in the US and communities of origin: The contributions of epidemiology, anthropology, and community development
- (2006) Cultural meaning and nutritional value