Danny M. Cohen

Danny M. Cohen

Associate Professor of Instruction

Annenberg Hall
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001


Danny M. Cohen is a learning scientist, education designer, and fiction writer. Concerned with collective memories and marginalized narratives of atrocity, he focuses his teaching and research on community programming for social justice, memorialization and education design, and appropriate and inappropriate pedagogies for educating about violence. Danny is the founder of Unsilence, through which he and his colleagues create educator training and learning experiences for teenagers that bring to light hidden stories of human rights. He is a governor-appointed member of the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission, he was a Faculty Fellow of the Auschwitz Jewish Center, and he sits on the editorial advisory board of the journal The Holocaust in History and Memory. Danny is also a writer of young adult human rights fiction, including the historical novel Train and the short stories The 19th Window and Dead Ends.

Curriculum Vitae

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  • 2019 - Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Professor of Instruction
  • 2016 - Faculty Honor Roll
  • 2014 - Faculty Honor Roll
  • 2013 - Outstanding Instructor Award
  • 2013 - Faculty Honor Roll
  • 2012 - Faculty Honor Roll
  • 2011 - Alumni Leadership Award



Year Degree Institution
2011 PhD, Learning Sciences Northwestern University
2005 MA, Learning Sciences Northwestern University


Year Title  
2011 Historical narratives in tension: Holocaust educators' perceptions of victimhood

Research Interests

Holocaust and human rights education; The design of informal learning environments; Collective memory and marginalized narratives; Pedagogies for educating about violence and atrocity


Professional Service

Year Organization Position Description
2011 Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission Commissioner

Editorial Boards

Year Journal Name Position
2012 The Holocaust in History and Memory Member of Editorial Advisory Board

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