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Daniel Greene

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2004
Curriculum Vitae


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.


Teaching Interests

  • 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