Daniel Aldana Cohen is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He directs the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative, or (SC)2, and is Founding Co-Director of the Climate and Community Project. He is a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar (2021-23). In 2018-19, he was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green Deal (Verso 2019). He is currently writing one book on housing struggles and urban climate politics, and another on global eco-apartheid.
Cohen works on the intersections of the climate emergency, housing, political economy, social movements, and inequalities of race and class in the United States and Brazil. And he is helping develop Green New Deal policies in the United States. Cohen’s research and writing have appeared in Nature; Environmental Politics; Public Culture; The International Journal of Urban and Regional Research; City: Analysis of Urban Change, Theory, Action; NACLA Report on the Americas; The Century Foundation; The Guardian;Time; The Nation; Jacobin; Dissent; and elsewhere.