BLOOMINGTON, IN—The Organization of American Historians (OAH) today announced that Terrell James Orr, University of Georgia, is recipient of an OAH 2022 John Higham Research Fellowship, which is given annually to graduate students writing doctoral dissertations for a Ph.D. in American history. The Fellowship was announced during the OAH’s 2022 Conference on American History.
Orr’s work, “The Roots of Global Citrus in ‘Nuevo South’ Florida and Rural São Paulo,” tells the history of globalization from the overlooked perspective of agricultural labor.
Focusing on the citrus industries in the United States and Brazil, the project explains how workers experienced and contested the changing dynamics of migration and capital flows during the late twentieth century. The committee believes this timely project provides a compelling framework for interrogating the dynamics of today’s globalized world. The Higham Fellowship will support Terrell James Orr’s research into Brazilian labor and agrarian movements at the University of Texas at Austin.
For the full list of OAH 2022 award and prize recipients, please visit the OAH website.
Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional organization dedicated to the teaching and study of United States history. The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and to encourage wide discussion of historical questions and the equitable treatment of all practitioners of history. The OAH represents more than 6,000 historians working in the United States and abroad. Members include college and university professors, precollegiate teachers, archivists, museum curators, public historians, students, and a variety of scholars employed in government and the private sector.
The OAH is located in Bloomington, Indiana, and is an external agency of Indiana University. Visit us at www.oah.org.