Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Emeritus Faculty

GALUSH, William

Title/s:  Professor Emeritus

Email: wgalush@luc.edu


William John Galush (B.A. Carleton College, 1964; Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1975) is Professor Emeritus of History at Loyola University Chicago, where he taught courses in American ethnic, religious, and urban history. He was a member of the History faculty at Loyola from 1971 until 2006). Professor Galush has published a number of works on the Polish immigrant experience in America, including For More than Bread: Community and Identity in American Polonia (Boulder, Colorado: East European Monographs, 2006). This work examines the construction of Polish immigrant identity in Chicago through the construction of an institutionally complete moral community, a process "laden with normative overtones." For More than Bread won the Oscar Halecki Prize of the Polish American Historical Association in 2008. Professor Galush also served as associate editor of the Polish American Encyclopedia (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2011).

Research Interests

American History, ethnic and religious history

Selected Publications

For More Than Bread: Community and Identity in American Polonia, 1880-1940 (Boulder, CO: East European Monographs, 2006).

Associate Editor, Polish American Encyclopedia (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2011).

"What should Janek Learn? Staffing & Curriculum in Polish American Parochial Schools, 1870-1940" History of Education Quarterly 40 (Winter, 2000).

"Theophila Samolinski" Women Building Chicago, 1790-1990 (2001).

"City Societies & Commercial Clubs: Embourgoisment Among Second Generation Polish Americans" Polish American Studies 56 (Autumn, 1999).