Seth Armus, Ph.D.

Seth Armus, Ph.D.


History BK LI


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B.A. in History, University of Minnesota

M.A. in History, Stony Brook University

Ph.D. in Modern European History, Stony Brook University


Seth Armus received his Ph.D. in French History from Stony Brook University in 1998 and has been with St. Joseph's College since 1997. He teaches courses on Western civilization, the French Revolution, modern Europe and the Holocaust. He is also developing a new course on immigration in modern Europe.

Before joining the St. Joseph's faculty, Dr. Armus was an instructor at Queensborough Community College. In fall 2006, he spent a sabbatical in Paris researching a book on Pierre Antoine Cousteau. His first book, French Anti-Americanism 1930-1948: Critical Moments in a Complex History, was published by Lexington Books in 2007 and will be reprinted in paperback in 2010. He has also been published in journals such as French Historical Studies, French Politics, Culture and Society and French Cultural Studies. He is a longstanding member of the Society for French Historical Studies and is a book review editor at their publication, H-France.

Currently, Dr. Armus is completing a second book that addresses the convergence of anti-American and antisemitic rhetoric in modern France and follows the long-term cultural influence of figures such as Pierre Antoine Cousteau, Louis Massignon and Andre Siegfried.