Professor of Social Studies Education
Phone: 998 5460
Robert Cohen is a professor of history and social studies in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. He is an affiliated member of NYU’s History Department. His historical scholarship focuses on politics, higher education, and social protest in twentieth century America. His social studies work links middle and high school teachers with the recent advances in historical scholarship and develops curriculum aimed at teaching their students to explore history as a critical discipline – and one that is characterized by intense and exciting debate.
- B.A. SUNY Buffalo
- Ed.M. SUNY Buffalo
- M.A. University of California at Berkeley
- Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley
- Cohen is involved in research projects in history and history education. He is currently working on a political biography of Mario Savio, leader of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement of 1964. His other historical projects include a study of desegregation