Nefertiti Takla

Assistant Professor, History

I am an assistant professor of modern Middle Eastern history and coordinator of the Women and Gender Studies program at Manhattan College.


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  • PHD, University of California
  • MA, University of California
  • BA, University of California

Courses Taught


HIST 150     Roots: History - Revolutions

HIST 218     World History Since 1600

HIST 306     The History of the Modern Middle East

HIST 321     Gender and Sexuality in the Modern Middle East

HIST 300     Historical Methods

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    "Civilizing Women: Race and the Colonization of Gender in Interwar Egypt," The Oxford Handbook of Modern Egyptian History, forthcoming


    “Murderous Economies: Sex Trafficking and Political Economic Change in Alexandria, Egypt, 1914 - 1921,” in Egypte/Monde arabe 17:3 (February 2018): 23 – 48.


    "Introduction to Prostitution in Alexandria," in Jean-Michel Chaumont, Magaly Rodriguez Garcia and Paul Servais, eds., Trafficking in Women 1924-1926 - The Paul McKinsie Reports for the League of Nations, "History of the United Nations System" series (New York, United Nations Publications Office, 2017), 7 - 12.


    Murder in Alexandria: The Gender, Sexual and Class Politics of Criminality in Egypt, 1914 – 1921,” Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, August 2016.