Nefertiti Takla

Associate Professor, History



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

Courses Taught


HIST 150     Roots: History - Revolutions

HIST 152     First-Year Seminar: Revolutions

HIST 218     World History Since 1600

HIST 242     Introduction to African History

HIST 300     Historical Methods

HIST 306     History of the Modern Middle East

HIST 389     Gender and Sexuality in the Modern Middle East

HIST 393     Global Feminisms 

HIST 394     Diplomatic History of the Ottoman Empire

HIST 490     Senior Seminar: Theories of Race and Racialization


  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    “Revolution,” in The Routledge Global History of Feminism, edited by Bonnie G. Smith and Nova Robinson (New York: Routledge, 2022), 399 - 413.


    “Women and Crime: Exploring the Role of Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Constructions of Female Criminality,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 54, no. 1 (2022): 124 – 127.


    “Barbaric Women: Race and the Colonization of Gender in Interwar Egypt,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 53, no. 3 (2021): 387 – 405.


    “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 Trafficking in Women 1924-1926 - The Paul McKinsie Reports for the League of Nations, Vol. 2, eds. Jean-Michel Chaumont, Magaly Rodriguez Garcia and Paul Servais (Geneva: United Nations Publications, 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.