Danny M. Cohen, Ph. D. is a learning scientist, fiction writer, and human rights artist.
An author of human rights fiction, his works include the historical novel Train and the choose-your-own-pathway mystery The 19th Window.
An associate professor of instruction at Northwestern University’s School of Education & Social Policy and The Crown Family Center for Jewish & Israel Studies, Danny teaches about the design of Holocaust education, Holocaust fiction, and marginalized narratives of human rights.
Danny is the founder of Unsilence, a non-profit that creates and delivers engaging learning experiences about hidden, marginalized, and taboo narratives of atrocity and human rights.
Danny is a governor-appointed member of the Illinois Holocaust & Genocide Commission and he sits on the editorial advisory board of the journal The Holocaust in History & Memory. He designed the pedagogical track of the inaugural docent training program of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and was a faculty fellow of the Auschwitz Jewish Center.
Danny is a selected artist for Brushes With Cancer, a project of Twist Out Cancer. He is also a singer-songwriter and a member of They Won't Win. Born and raised in London, Danny lives in Chicago with his husband and their daughter.