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- Jul 2000 - Jun 2008
While completing his doctoral studies in English, Jason Cohen received a fellowship that allowed him to attend John Guillory's seminar "The Fate of Rhetoric in Early Modern England" at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. He also received a Madeleine Doran Dissertation Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities. In addition, Dr. Cohen has studied at the Cornell University School for Criticism and Theory.
Jason Cohen has been recognized for his work with presentations at international conferences, including the Royal Society's "Circulating Ideas" Conference. In addition, he has won nationally competitive grants from such institutions as the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Huntington Library, and the National Humanities Center. He has reviewed such books as Colorblind Shakespeare: New Perspectives on Race and Performance and Shakespeare and Republicanism for The Upstart Crow: A Shakespeare Journal. Furthermore, Dr. Cohen's reviews of theatrical performances have appeared in the Shakespeare Bulletin.
Duke University has invited Jason Cohen as a Visiting Fellow in the spring of 2012. Dr. Cohen will work in the BorderWork(s) Lab, where he will examine the role of maps in documenting and shaping early modern debates about sovereignty at sea. He will explore the relationship of historical debates to contemporary ecological controversies and oceanic policies.