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AB Vassar College, 2012 (History and Italian)
MS Johns Hopkins University, 2014 (Education)
MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017 (History)
PhD University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill, 2020 (History)
Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies, 2020

PhD Dissertation: “Teaching a Dark Chapter: Representations of the Holocaust and the Second World War in East German, West German, and Italian History Textbooks, 1943-2000”

Research Interests

Daniela R. P. Weiner is a Jim Joseph Postdoctoral Fellow in the Concentration in Education & Jewish Studies at Stanford Graduate School of Education at Stanford University.

She is a historian of modern European history and the Holocaust. Her current monograph project explores 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. It specifically explores the representations of these events in textbooks. A future project will focus on baptism and conversion during the Holocaust.

Weiner’s research has been funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C., and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. During summer 2020, she was a Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar Follow-Up Grantee at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Recent Publications

  • Weiner, Daniela R. P. "American and British Efforts to Democratize Schoolbooks in Occupied Italy and Germany from 1943 to 1949." Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society 12, no. 1 (2020): 121–45.
  • 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.