Geographic Field(s): American History, Since 1900; Modern European History: Central/Eastern Europe
Principal Research Interest(s): Public History, Holocaust History and Memory, US History, Modern Jewish History
Daniel Greene is Adjunct Professor of History at Northwestern and a Subject Matter Expert at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. In 2018, he curated Americans and the Holocaust, an exhibition that opened at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, to commemorate its twenty-fifth anniversary. The exhibition also inspired The U.S. and the Holocaust, a documentary film directed by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein that aired on PBS in September 2022. Greene served as an advisor to that film. From 2019 to 2023, Greene was President and Librarian at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
- Co-editor (with Edward Phillips), Americans and the Holocaust: A Reader (Rutgers University Press, 2022).
- The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism: The Menorah Association and American Diversity (Indiana University Press, 2011).
- Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North (University of Chicago Press, 2013). Co-author.
- Museums and Public History
- Holocaust History and Memory
Recent Awards and Honors
- Organization of American Historians, Distinguished Lecturer, 2015–present
- Saul Viener Prize, awarded by the American Jewish Historical Society for best book in American Jewish History over a two-year period, 2011–12