Boyd Cothran is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at York University and the co-editor-in-chief of The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. He is a historian of the 19th and 20th century. He is the author of Remembering the Modoc War: Redemptive Violence and the Making of American Innocence (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), which received the 2015 Robert M. Utley Prize for the best book in military history from the Western History Association and was a finalist for the Best First Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies from NAISA. He has also written for the New York Times, Indian Country Today, and other venues, both public and academic. More recently his research interests have gone more global in scale. He recently co-edited with Joan Judge and Adrian Shubert a volume titled Women Warriors and National Heroes: Global Histories (Bloomsbury, 2020) and is currently finishing a book length manuscript with Adrian Shubert that combine global history and microhistory titled Vessel of Globalization: The Many Worlds of the Edwin Fox, a history of the crucial late-19th and early-20th century phase of globalization using the ship the Edwin Fox as a narrative vehicle. He is currently in the early stages of researching and writing a global history of the Okinawan Diaspora of which he is a member.
Keywords: Global history; American West; historical memory; Indigenous Peoples; Gilded Age and Progressive Era; Okinawan diaspora