Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Konrad H. Jarausch and Karen Auerbach

Graduate Email: passanna@live.unc.edu / daniela.r.p.weiner@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae

Education

AB Vassar College, 2012 (History and Italian)
MS Johns Hopkins University, 2014 (Education)
MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017 (Modern European History)
MA Thesis: “Tendentious Texts: Holocaust Representations and Nation-Rebuilding in East German, Italian, and West German Schoolbooks, 1949-1989”

Research Interests

In my dissertation, provisionally titled, “Teaching a Dark Chapter: Representations of the Holocaust and the Second World War in East German, West German, and Italian History Textbooks, 1943-2000,” I explore how the post-fascist countries of East Germany, West Germany, and Italy taught about the Second World War and the Holocaust in their educational systems. The dissertation specifically explores the representations of these events in textbooks. My research interests include modern European history, comparative fascism, the history of knowledge transnational/comparative history, Holocaust history, Jewish Studies and Jewish history, as well as Digital Humanities.

Some Notable Publications

  • Weiner, Daniela R. P. "Tendentious Texts: Holocaust Representations and Nation-Rebuilding in East German, Italian, and West German Schoolbooks, 1949–1989." Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 17, no. 3 (2018): 342-60. https://doi.org/10.1080/14725886.2017.1396745
  • Recent Public Engagements

  • “Educational Transferences: Comparisons of the Textbook Revision Processes in Allied-Occupied Italy and Germany, 1943-1949,” International workshop on “Comparing the cultural history of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany,” Freie Universität Berlin (March 21-22, 2019)
  • “1989 as Turning Point?: German and Italian History Textbook Representations of the Holocaust and Resistance, 1980-2003,” 50th annual conference of the Association for Jewish Studies (December 16-18, 2018)
  • “Teaching a Dark Chapter: Holocaust and Resistance Representations in East German, West German, and Italian History Textbooks, 1943-2000,” German Historical Institute, Washington, DC Colloquium (June 7, 2018)
  • Courses Offered

  • HIST 262: History of the Holocaust: The Destruction of the European Jews (TA)
  • GERM 265: Hitler in Hollywood: Cinematic Representations of Nazi Germany (TA)