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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