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Professor Selected as a Oxford Visiting Fellow

Posted on | June 17, 2011 | Comments Off on Professor Selected as a Oxford Visiting Fellow

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Mānoa Associate Professor of American Studies Robert Perkinson was awarded a research fellowship to participate as a Visiting Fellow at the Harris Manchester College Summer Research Institute at the University of Oxford. Perkinson is among three university faculty members from Hawaiʻi, the only one from Mānoa, who were selected to take part in the week-long independent research program starting on July 4.

The recipients were awarded the fellowships based on their exemplary contributions to research in their fields. Perkinson, the author of Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire, will conduct research for an article on social reform techniques in early prisons. He will also research U.S. foreign relations and colonialism with comparative sections on the British Empire for his next book.

The program is designed to allow visiting fellows the time and resources to complete an article, book or research paper in their field of study. Access to the libraries and other resources of the University of Oxford is made available to visiting fellows.

Read the news release.