Daniel Aldana Cohen, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D. Sociology, New York University, 2016
B.A. Intellectual History and International Development Studies, McGill University, 2005
Research Description: 

Daniel Aldana Cohen's dissertation research explores the interplay of climate politics and social movement protest in global cities, especially São Paulo, New York, and London. He has presented and written about these topics for a wide range of audiences. His dissertation research has been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Hertog's Global Strategy Initiative at Columbia University, and several grants and fellowships from New York University. 

Daniel has worked as a writer and editor in Toronto and South America and is the co-editor of Notes From Canada's Young Activists (Greystone, 2007). At NYU, he wrote for and helped edit Possible Futures, the Social Science Research Council’s online coverage of the Occupy movement; has been an assistant editor at Public Culture; and has been a member of the NYLON research network, based at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK). In the winter of 2012, he co-founded Superstorm Research Lab, a mutual aid research collective also hosted by IPK, with which he co-wrote the white paper "A Tale of Two Sandys." In Spring 2014, he co-coordinated a debate series on Democratizing the Green City.

Daniel's most recent publications (2016) are:

Wachsmuth, David, Daniel Aldana Cohen and Hillary Angelo. Expand the frontiers of urban sustainability: Social equity and global impacts are missing from measures of cities' environments friendliness. Nature. 536:7618, 391-393.

The Rationed City: The politics of water, housing, and land use in drought-parched São Paulo. Public Culture. 28:2: 261-289.


Contact Information: 

E-mail: dacoh@sas.upenn.edu
Office: McNeil 251
Phone: 215.898.5614
Personal website: aldanacohen.com