Faculty and Staff

History Department
E332 Thompson Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone: (716) 673-3277
Fax: (716) 673-3332

Najia Aarim-Heriot

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Temple University, 1996

E308 Thompson Hall
Office Phone: 716/673-3883
E-mail: aarim@fredonia.edu

Research Interests: Current research focuses on the impact of transnational migrations in the US and in Europe (especially France): ethics of immigration restriction, migration and human rights, consequences of diasporas, and race and ethnic relations. Other interests include African-American Expatriates in France, film studies and gender relations.

Representative Publications:

Chinese Immigrants, African Americans and Racial Anxiety in the United States, 1848-1882 (University of Illinois Press, 2003, 2006). http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/89rne9sw9780252027758.html

"'Colored Soldiers' and Racial Formation in the Great War: French Racial Attitudes towards American Negro Troops and Algerian Tirailleurs," Proceedings of Western Society for French History, (2002).

Teaching Interests: My teaching focuses on Ethnic and Racial Minorities in American History and Comparative Immigration History, including:

  • HIST 203 History through Films
  • HIST 220 Introduction to Ethnicity
  • HIST 333 African-American History to 1865
  • HIST 334 African-American History since 1865
  • HIST 344 African-American Social Thought
  • HIST 345 Asian-American History
  • HIST 359 Race and Ethnicity
  • HIST 387 Comparative Slave Societies
  • HIST 499 Research Seminar in Race and Ethnicity in American History; Research Seminar in Comparative Immigration History (France and the U.S.)
  • HIST 643 Graduate Research Seminar in African-American Studies

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