Najia Aarim

Najia Aarim

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Temple University, 1996


E308 Thompson Hall
Office Phone: 716/673-3883

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 doras, transnational and borderlands studies, and race and ethnic relations. Other interests include African-American Expatriates in France, Moroccan studies, film studies and gender studies.

Representative Publications:

Chinese Immigrants, African Americans and Racial Anxiety in the United States, 1848-1882 (University of Illinois Press, 2003, 2006).

"'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 106 US History II
  • HIST 133 American Cultures (for International Students)
  • HIST 201 Doing History
  • 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 347 US Immigration 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

History Department Office

E332 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3277
(716) 673-3332 fax