Irwin Wall is Professor Emeritus of History at University of California, Riverside, and Visiting Scholar at New York University. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1968 and is the author of four books and many book chapters and articles on French history and politics. His special area of expertise is contemporary France with a focus on the postwar period. He is known as a historian of socialism and communism in France and of French-American diplomatic relations, and he has also written about the Jews of France. His most recent book, however, has a contemporary focus and is titled France Votes: The Election of François Hollande and is published by Palgrave Macmillan. Irwin taught European, Jewish, and World History at the University of California, Riverside for thirty years until his retirement and he has continued since then to teach courses since then at UC Riverside, Columbia, NYU, and Yeshiva University, and he maintains an active career of research, writing, and lecturing.
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