Pacific Historical Review is congratulating Yu Tokunaga, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, who has won both the W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize and the Louis Knott Memorial Award 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 awards were conferred this year in advance of this week’s virtual conference of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (PCB-AHA).

The W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize is awarded annually to a graduate student whose essay on a topic within the fields of concentration of the Pacific Historical Review has been adjudged to be of outstanding quality.

The Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award is given annually for the most deserving contribution to the Pacific Historical Review.

This is the first year in which one individual has been awarded both prizes.

We heartily congratulate Yu Tokunaga and invite you to read his double-award-winning essay, “Japanese Farmers, Mexican Workers, and the Making of Transpacific Borderlands” for free online for a limited time.

To learn more about Yu Tokunaga and his work, see the USC East Asian Studies Center’s Q&A with him.