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

P: (310) 825-8387

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
  • Historical Foundations of American Education
  • Modern and Post-modern developments in the Social Sciences
  • American Education in Film and Popular Culture: Textual Readings

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