Tobin Miller Shearer
AAS Faculty and Staff
Visiting Associate Professor of HistoryOffice: LA 259
Fax: (406) 243-4076
Fall Semester 2019 Office Hours:
T/TH 1:00-2:00 p.m. & by appointment (259 Liberal Arts)
Visiting Associate Professor of History
HSTR 391: Modern African History
HSTR 391: The Cold War in Global Perspective
HSTR 391: Africa since 1945
HSTR 391: Comparative Genocide
AAS 208H: Africa: From Egypt to Apartheid's Origins
AAS 291: A History of South Africa
GBLD 194: GLI seminar on migration and refugees
PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2007
MA, University of Oregon, 1999
BA, University of Montana, 1997
Field of Study
Modern Transnational and Global History; Europe, Africa, and Latin America; Postcolonialism and the State
My book, African Political Activism in Postcolonial France: State Surveillance and Social Welfare, explores the relationship between immigrant political activism, state surveillance, and social welfare from multiple perspectives while factoring the dynamics of colonialism, decolonization, and the Cold War. And it's relevant to today's debates about immigration, race, nationalism, and identity.
Review of Katelyn Knox, Race on Display in 20th- and 21st-Century France (H-France July 2018)
Review of Ruth Ginio, The French Army and Its African Soldiers: The Years of Decolonization (The Journal of Social History July 2017)
Review of Annadith Schneider, Turkish Art, Immigration, and Narratives of Home in France (H-France July 2017)
"Marginalized, yet Mobilized: The UGTSF, African Immigration, and Racial Advocacy in Post-colonial France." French Cultural Studies 24, no. 2 (May 2013).
"Sally N'Dongo, African Immigration, and the Politics of Neocolonialism in France and West Africa." Migrance 39 (2012).
"Gender and the French Ski Industry, 1946-1960." The Proceedings of the Western Society for French History 37 (2010).
"Policing the Post-Colonial Order: Surveillance and the African Immigrant Community in France, 1960-1979." Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques 36 (Summer 2010), 108-126.
"'Africans against Algerians, the exploited against the exploited': Media Representations of the 1963 Saint Denis Riot." The Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, 36 (2008).
"Curing Patients, Connecting Lives: The Centre Medico-Social Bossuet, the West African Community, and the Struggle Against Tuberculosis, 1963-1979." The Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, 32 (2005).
Chair Director Departments
Director of the Humanities Institute at the University of Montana-Missoula