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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

  • 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
  • Ann Waltner, 2014 President's Award for Outstanding Service

    Congratulations to Ann Waltner, who is a 2014 recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Service.

    May 1st, 2014
  • Giancarlo Casale, Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

    Giancarlo Casale has been named winner of this year's Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.

    The department's nomination recognized his success in the classroom, his integration of language study and study abroad, his activity as a public intellectual, and his service as DUS.

    Each year since 1965, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education.

    Congratulations, Giancarlo!

    April 1st, 2014

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