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EDDIE BONILLA, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, RECEIVES 2018 SAMUEL AND MARION MERRILL GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN HISTORIANS
BLOOMINGTON, IN—During its annual meeting in Sacramento, California, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) announced that Eddie Bonilla, Michigan State University, received a 2018 Samuel and Marion Merrill Graduate Student Travel Grant. The grants, supported by a bequest from the Merrill Trust, help sponsor the travel-related costs of graduate students who are confirmed as participants on the OAH conference program and who incur expenses traveling to the annual meeting.
Samuel and Marion Merrill Graduate Student Travel Grant
Eddie Bonilla is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at Michigan State University, where he expects to receive his PhD in December 2018. He received a BA in Chicano/Latino Studies from the University of California, Irvine, in 2013. His research examines the activism and ideologies of Chicana/o Marxist-Leninists and communist organizations, including the August 29th Movement and El Centro de Acción Social Autónomo from 1968–1991. They sought to create a socialist revolution in the United States based on the Marxist canon. He also addresses how the U.S. nation state tracked Chicana/o communists during the Cold War era. He will present part of his research in the paper “Organizing Multiracial Workplaces: The Activism of the League of Revolutionary Struggle, 1974–1991,” which focuses on the praxis of the League of Revolutionary Struggle, a multiracial communist organization that formed from the merger of various communist groups from the Chicana/o, Black Power, and Asian American social movements.
The grant was announced on April 13 by OAH’s 2018–19 President Earl Lewis.
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Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to American history scholarship. With more than 7,500 members from the U.S. and abroad, OAH promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, encouraging wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of history practitioners. It publishes the quarterly Journal of American History, the leading scholarly publication and journal of record in the field of American history for more than a century. It also publishes The American Historian magazine. Formerly known as the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (MVHA), the association became the OAH in 1965 to reflect a broader scope focusing on national studies of American history. The OAH national headquarters are located in the historic Raintree House on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus.