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Dr. Benjamin Jenkins

Dr. Benjamin Jenkins

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Benjamin Jenkins, MLIS, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of History and Archivist. He teaches United States and California history and he directs the Public History Program. He received his Ph.D. in Public History at the University of California, Riverside, in 2016. His most recent book is Octopus’s Garden: How Railroads and Citrus Transformed Southern California. It focuses on the relationship between citrus agriculture and railroad transportation in southern California. He has worked at Public History institutions such as the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and the Huntington Library.

Educational Background

  • MLIS, San José State University, 2023
  • Ph.D., History, University of California, Riverside, 2016
  • M.A., History, University of California, Riverside, 2013
  • B.A., History, University of La Verne, 2011


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