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Benjamin Prostine

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Graduate Student

Benjamin Prostine studies the history of capitalism, agriculture, and ecology in twentieth century North America. His current research project looks at the history of dairy farming in North America and focuses on dairy cows, farm labor and ecology, and the commodification of dairy products. With previous work in radio and journalism, he has also written on rural communities in the Midwest, prisons and incarceration, poetry, labor, and prairies. 


BA, University of Iowa, History & English, 2011 

Major Professor

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