Daniela R. P. Weiner is a COLLEGE Lecturer in the Civic, Liberal, and Global Education program.

Before joining the COLLEGE Fellowship program, she was a Jim Joseph Postdoctoral Fellow in the Concentration in Education & Jewish Studies in the Stanford Graduate School of Education (2020-2022). She is a historian of modern European history (with a focus on Germany and Italy), modern Jewish history, and the Holocaust. Her book, Teaching a Dark Chapter: History Books and the Holocaust in Italy and the Germanys, is forthcoming with Cornell University Press (2024) and 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. The book specifically explores the representations of these events in textbooks. A new project focuses on the history of baptism and conversion during the Holocaust and draws on the newly opened Vatican and Jesuit archives from the period of the Second World War.

Her research has been published in Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society, and Journal of Contemporary History. She has received fellowships/grants from: the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (Germany, AY 2018- 2019); the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute; the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.; the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies; and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.

She teaches courses in interdisciplinary liberal education, modern European history, and Holocaust Studies.

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Civic, Liberal, and Global Education

Honors & Awards

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Grant (Graduate Fellow), Fulbright Commission (2018-2019)
  • Research Grant for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists, DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) (declined in favor of Fulbright)
  • Short-Term Doctoral Fellowship, German Historical Institute, Washington, DC (2018)
  • Research Fellowship, Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (2017)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, Association for Jewish Studies (2016 - 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)

2023-24 Courses

All Publications

  • Teaching about Fascism(s): The Relationship between Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany in East German, West German, and Italian Textbooks, 1950-60 JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY HISTORY Weiner, D. P. 2021
  • 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