Bio


Daniela R. P. Weiner is a Jim Joseph Postdoctoral Fellow in the Concentration in Education & Jewish Studies.

She is a historian of modern European history and the Holocaust, with a particular interest in the history of education. Her current monograph project explores how the post-fascist countries of East Germany, West Germany, and Italy taught the Second World War and the Holocaust in their educational systems. It specifically explores the representations of these events in textbooks. A new project focuses on the history of baptism and conversion during the Holocaust.

Weiner’s research has been supported by fellowship from: 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.

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Association for Jewish Studies (2016 - Present)
  • Member, German Studies Association (2018 - Present)
  • Member, Society for Italian Historical Studies (2019 - Present)
  • Member, National Council on Public History (2020 - Present)
  • Editorial Board Member, AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies (2021 - Present)

Professional Education


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

Stanford Advisors


All Publications


  • American and British Efforts to Democratize Schoolbooks in Occupied Italy and Germany from 1943 to 1949 Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society Weiner, D. R. 2020; 12 (1): 121–45
  • Tendentious texts: Holocaust representations and nation-rebuilding in East German, Italian, and West German schoolbooks, 1949-1989 JOURNAL OF MODERN JEWISH STUDIES Weiner, D. P. 2018; 17 (3): 342–60