G. Daniel Cohen 


Associate Professor of History


Email: gdcohen [] rice.edu Phone: x2543 Office: 305 Humanities 


ON LEAVE 2012-2013




  • Ph.D.,  New York University, 2001
  • M.A. New York University, 1993
  • M.A. Institute of French Studies, New York University, 1992
  • B.A. Tel Aviv University, 1991


Areas of Interest


  • Modern France
  • Modern Europe
  • Human rights and migration studies


Research and Teaching

Professor Cohen supervises graduate students working in the field of Modern European History, French History, human rights and international law, as well as migration studies.

Selected Publications

  • In War’s Wake: European Refugees in the Postwar Order (Oxford University Press, 2011).
  •  “The ‘Human Rights Revolution’ at Work: Refugees and Displaced Persons in Postwar Europe” in Stefan Ludwig Hoffmann and Dieter    Gosewinkel (eds.), Human Rights in the Twentieth Century, Cambridge University Press, 2010

  •  Between Relief and Politics: Refugee Humanitarianism in Post-War Europe,”Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 43 (3), July 2008 437-450.
  • “The Politics of Recognition: Jewish Refugees in Relief Policies and Human Rights Debates, 1945-1950”, Immigrants and Minorities 24 (2), July 2006, 125-144.
  • “Remembering Postwar Displaced Persons: From Omission to Resurrection” in Mareike König, Rainer Ohliger (eds.), Enlarging European Memory.  Migration Movements in Historical Perspective, Stuttgart (Thorbecke Verlag), 2006, pp.87-97


Cohen Book CohenPub4 CohenPub3  Cohen Cover One
In War's Wake:
European Refugees
in the Postwar Order (2011)
“The ‘Human Rights
 Revolution’ at Work:
 Displaced Persons in
 Postwar Europe” (2010)
“Between Relief and
 Humanitarianism in
 Occupied Germany,
 1945-1946” (2008)

“The Politics of Recognition:
 Jewish Refugees in
 Relief Policies and
 Human Rights Debates,
 1945-1950” (2006)
 Cohen Cover Two
 “Remembering Postwar
Displaced Persons:
From Omission to
Resurrection” (2006)


Curriculum Vitae

Current CV