University of Minnesota
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Prof Saje M Mathieu

Department of History 1233 HellerH 271 19th Ave S

Department Affiliations


  • African American history since Reconstruction
  • 20th century American history
  • Migration, social movements and political resistance

Educational Background

  • Joint Ph.D.: History and African American Studies, Yale University, 2001.


  • 1919: Race, Riot, and Revolution. Mathieu, Saje, Author, under development.
  • North of the Color Line: Migration and Black Resistance in Canada, 1870-1955. Mathieu, Saje, The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture, University of North Carolina Press, Author, 2010. Link
  • "The Black Experience in Canada Revisited": Mathieu, Saje, Duke University Press, Migrants and Migration in Modern North America: Cross-Border Life Courses, Labor Markets, and Politics in Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States, 399-421, 2011.
  • "Great Expectations: African Americans and the Great War": Mathieu, Saje, American Quarterly, 63 , 2011.
  • "The Great Migration Reconsidered": Mathieu, Saje, Magazine of History, 23, no. 4 , 2009.
  • Review of Blacks on the Border: The Black Refugees in British North America, 1815-1860 by Amani Whitfield: Mathieu, Saje, Left History, 12, no. 2 156-159, 2007. Link
  • "North of the Color Line: Sleeping Car Porters and the Battle Against Jim Crow on Canadian Rails, 1880-1920": Mathieu, Saje, Labour/Le Travail, 47 9-42, 2001. Link

Courses Taught

  • The Black Diaspora in Historical Perspective
  • African American History since 1865
  • Global America since 1865
  • Making Race, Making Science
  • Race and Sport
  • The 1950s: Conforming to a Decade of Change
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Featured Faculty

  • Isaacmans Receive Top Honors for "Dams, Displacement, and the Delusion of Development"

    Congratulations to Professor Allen and Barbara Isaacman! Their book "Dams, Displacement, and the Delusion of Development: Cahora Bassa and Its Legacies in Mozambique, 1965-2007" has recently been honored with two major book awards: ASA's Melville Herskovits Award, and AHA's Martin A. Klein Prize.

    December 5th, 2014
  • American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award to Jean O'Brien

    Professor Jeani O'Brien (history and American Indian studies) has been awarded the American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014 by the Western History Association.

    December 4th, 2014
  • Jean O'Brien, 2014 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award

    Jean O'Brien has been awarded this year's Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Jean O'Brien joins Erika Lee (2012) as the second historian to receive Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Congratulations, Jeani!

    August 31st, 2014

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