Wesleyan portrait of Roberto  Saba

Roberto Saba

Assistant Professor of American Studies


BA University of São Paulo
MA University of São Paulo
PHD University of Pennsylvania

Roberto Saba

Roberto Saba is a historian of the nineteenth-century United States. He approaches the subject from transnational and comparative perspectives. His research and teaching focus on capitalism, imperialism, and slavery. He is also interested in the histories of immigration, popular culture, and travel.   

His forthcoming book—American Mirror: The United States and Brazil in the Age of Emancipation (Princeton University Press, 2021)—investigates how American and Brazilian reformers worked together to ensure that slave emancipation would advance the interests of capital. He has also published a study of Confederate migration to Brazil in Traversea: Journal of Transatlantic History.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Thursdays 3:00pm-4:30pm or by appointment

Location: CAMS 115


Fall 2021
AMST 200 - 01
Colonialism & Its Consequences

AMST 221 - 01
Nationalism and Identity

Spring 2022
AMST 290 - 01
Color Lines

AMST 312 - 01
Americans Abroad