Yu Tokunaga, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies with a joint appointment at the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, has won both the Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award and the W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize for his article, “Japanese Farmers, Mexican Workers, and the Making of Transpacific Borderlands,” published in the Spring 2020 (89.2) issue of Pacific Historical Review. The award ceremony was held on August 12th at the virtual conference of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (PCB-AHA).
The Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award is given annually for the most deserving contribution to the Pacific Historical Review, the official journal of the PCB-AHA.
The W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize is given annually to a graduate student (at the time of original submission of the article) whose essay has been adjudged to be of outstanding quality.
Tokunaga is the first scholar who has won both awards in the same year. University of California Press, the publisher of the Pacific Historical Review, has posted an online article about him being the first double-award winner and made his article free for a limited time.
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