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Rabbi Dr. Danny M. Cohen

Rabbi Dr. Danny M. Cohen

Dr. Danny M. Cohen is a learning scientist in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, where he has won a number of teaching awards.

Concerned with collective memories of atrocity, his teaching and research focuses on the design of community programming for social justice, memorialization, and museum design, as well as appropriate and inappropriate pedagogies for educating about violence.

Dr. Cohen 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. 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 served as a Faculty Fellow of the Auschwitz Jewish Center.

He is also 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 Professional Studies
  • PhD, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Rabbinic Ordination, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, NY
  • BA, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Train (CreateSpace)


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