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Danny M. Cohen

Associate Professor of Instruction in the School of Education and Social Policy

Ph. D. Northwestern University
Curriculum Vitae

Danny M. Cohen is a learning scientist in the School of Education and Social Policy. Concerned with collective memories of atrocity, he focuses his teaching and research on the design of community programming for social justice, memorialization and museum design, and appropriate and inappropriate pedagogies for educating about violence. Danny is the founder of Unsilence Project, a series of educational experiences for teenagers and the public that bring to light marginalized narratives of the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights. Danny has won a number of teaching awards at Northwestern University. He is an appointed member of the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission, he sits on the editorial advisory board of the journal The Holocaust in History and Memory, and he was a Faculty Fellow of the Auschwitz Jewish Center. Danny is a writer of human rights fiction for young adults, including his novel Train set in 1943 Berlin, and the choose-you-own-pathway story The 19th Window.

Jewish Studies Courses

  • English 205: Children and the Holocaust
  • Teach Ed 351: The Holocaust and Education
  • SESP 351: Holocaust Memory, Memorials and Museums 
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