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Gillian Glaes

Visiting Professor
University of Montana-Missoula

Gillian Glaes is a Visiting Professor in history, African American Studies, and the Franke Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Montana-Missoula. She specializes in twentieth-century global history, focusing on immigration, political activism, surveillance, and social welfare.

Subjects: History


Born and raised in Missoula, Montana, Gillian Glaes has lived throughout the United States and in France and Denmark. She was previously an Associate Professor in history at Carroll College and is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Montana-Missoula, where she teaches for the history department, the African American Studies program, and the Franke Global Leadership Initiative.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    European and global history, African history, immigration, surveillance, political activism, social welfare, twentieth-century warfare, the Cold War, colonialism and decolonization, and genocide

Personal Interests

    Skiing, running, hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, reading, and spending time with family and friends



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 Featured Title - African Political Activism in Postcolonial France: Glaes - 1st Edition book cover


Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques

Policing the Post-Colonial Order: Surveillance and the African Immigrant Community in France, 1960-1979

Published: Aug 08, 2018 by Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques
Authors: Gillian Glaes
Subjects: History

The desire to understand newly arriving immigrant groups and suspicion of foreign-born populations intersected with the state's capacity to monitor certain groups in order to regulate and control them. While not physically violent, these surveillance practices reflected the role that symbolic violence played in the French government's approach to this post-colonial immigrant population.

French Cultural Studies

Marginalised, yet mobilised: The UGTSF, African immigration, and racial advocacy in postcolonial France

Published: Mar 05, 2013 by French Cultural Studies
Authors: Gillian Glaes
Subjects: History

Through the UGTSF, African immigrants involved themselves in some of the most important debates of the era, while addressing critical issues such as racial discrimination and exclusion, the politics of social welfare for immigrant workers, and the challenges of integration.


Sally N'Dongo, African Immigration, and the Politics of Neocolonialism in France and West Africa

Published: Jan 01, 2012 by Migrance
Authors: Gillian Glaes
Subjects: History

This essay discusses Senegalese immigrant Sally N'Dongo's assessment of African immigration to France, its relationship to economic development, and French neo-colonialism in West Africa.


Working Historians Podcast: check it out!

By: Gillian Glaes
Subjects: History

Check out this interview that I did for the podcast Working Historians! 

New Books France Podcast

By: Gillian Glaes
Subjects: History

Check out the podcast I did with New Books France!