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Sol Cohen

Professor Emeritus
Sol Cohen

Moore Hall 3139
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

Sol Cohen
Professor Emeritus


  • Ph.D., History, Columbia University,1964
  • Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University, 1966

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Methods of Historical Research: written, oral, visual
  • Theory and Epistemology of Historiography: Postmodernism and the Linguistic Turn
  • Historiography of American Education: Critical Explorations
  • American Educational History: Film and Popular Culture as Texts

Select Publications

  • “History, Memory, Community” Historical Studies in Education/ Revue d’Histoire de l’Education (Canada) 2005
  • “An Essay in the Aid of Writing History: Fictions of Historiography” Studies in Philosophy and Education, (Netherlands) 2004
  • “An Innocent Eye: The Pictorial Turn, Film Studies, and History”, History of Education Quarterly, (U. S. ), 2003
  • Challenging Orthodoxies: Toward a New Cultural History of Education (Peter Lang, New York), 1999