Irwin M. Wall
Professor and Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor (2014-2015)
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1968

Areas of specialization: modern Europe with an emphasis in French history

(951) 827-1985


A graduate of Columbia University (B.A., 1961; M.A., 1962; and Ph.D., 1968), Irwin Wall has been a member of the Department of History since 1970. He taught previously at Illinois State University, Colorado State University, and Smith College, and since becoming Emeritus, has also held the post of Visiting Scholar at New York University. He teaches the history of modern Europe with a focus on the period since 1945, while his research interests lie in French and International History. He has held grants from the Hoover Institution and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the author of French Communism in the Era of Stalin: The Quest for Unity and Integration, 1945-1962; The United States and the Making of Postwar France, 1945-1954 (French version: L’Influence américaine sur la politique française); and France, the United States, and the Algerian War, 1954-1968 (French version: Les Etats-Unis et la guerre d’Algérie). He has published numerous chapters in edited books, articles, and book reviews in the following journals: Journal of Contemporary History, Vingtieme Siecle, French Historical Studies, International Review of Social History, Diplomatic History, Contemporary French Civilization, International Labor and Working Class History, Ricerche di Storia Politica, and French Politics and Society.