Daniel Aldana Cohen
PhD Candidate - New York University
Daniel Aldana Cohen is a PhD candidate in sociology at New York University (NYU). Cohen 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 contributed to and helped edit the Social Science Research Council’s online coverage of the Occupy movement, has been an assistant editor at Public Culture
, and is a member of the NYLON research network, based at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK). In the fall of 2012, he co-founded Superstorm Research Lab, a research collective also hosted by IPK, which is investigating Superstorm Sandy’s impact on New York politics. His dissertation research analyzes the (often invisible) class tensions of urban climate politics in São Paulo, New York, London, and Shanghai. On campus, he has been active with the graduate employee union GSOC-UAW, Occupy organizing, and 350.org's fossil fuel divestment campaign.