Philip Slaby

Departments and Positions:
History, Chair, Associate Professor of History
School Extension 316.2471
Brandeis University, BS, '92
Brandeis University, MA, '98
Brandeis University, PHD, '05

Research Interests

  • European Immigration
  • Europe Between the World Wars
  • Business and Labor History
  • Modern French History
  • Modern Polish History

Courses Taught

  • Europe in Revolution, 1789-1914
  • War and Peace: 20th Century Europe, 1914-Present
  • Europe Since 1945
  • French Revolution and Napoleon
  • Europe Between the World Wars
  • Immigration & a Multicultural Europe
  • History Research Seminar

Campus and Community Involvement

  • Advisor of Iota Beta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta
  • The National History Honor Society

Notable Works

  • Violating the ‘Rules of Hospitality’: The Protests of Jobless Immigrants in Depression-Era France,” essay within conference volume Unemployment and Protest: New Perspectives on Two Centuries of Contention (Oxford, 2011).
  • “The Contradictions of Controlled Immigration: Mines, Foreign Labor, and the State in Interwar France,” Business and Economic History On-Line, vol. 8, 2010.
  • Book Review: Matt Perry, The Experience of the Unemployed in France 1921-1945 (London: Ashgate, 2007) in Labor History, vol. 50 no. 2, 2009.
  • Book Review: Mary Dewhurst Lewis, The Boundaries of the Republic: Migrant Rights and the Limits of Universalism in France, 1918-1940 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007) in Social History, vol. 33, no. 2, 2008, 222-223.