Phil Nord Transfers to Emeritus Status
Philip Nord is a preeminent historian of contemporary France. He earned both his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from Columbia University before joining the Princeton faculty in 1981.
Nord spent 40 years in the Department of History, serving as chair from 1995-2001 and as director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies from 2012-16. He regularly taught undergraduate and graduate courses on modern France, undertook many collaborations with colleagues in French literature, and advised more than a dozen Ph.D. dissertations.
His work has investigated many different subjects, ranging from Parisian municipal politics to Impressionism, from social policy to the Fall of France to the memory of wartime deportations. Widely respected by French scholars, five of his six books have been translated into French.
He is the author of Paris Shopkeepers and the Politics of Resentment (1986); The Republican Moment: Struggles for Democracy in Nineteenth-Century France (1995); Impressionists and Politics: Art and Democracy in the Nineteenth Century (2000); France’s New Deal: From the Thirties to the Postwar Era (2010); France 1940: Defending the Republic (2015); and After the Deportation: Memory Battles in Postwar France (2020).
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