Christelle Taraud is professor for the Vassar & Wesleyan Program in Paris and for New York University's program in Paris. She is in charge of a research project on gender and colonization, and of the international journal Gender & Colonization, and member of the Research Center on 19th c History in collaboration with Paris University I and Paris University IV. She works on women, gender, and sexuality in colonized Maghreb. She has published 5 books on colonial prostitution, oriental women in colonial photography, and sex, masculinity, sexual tourism, and colonization in the Maghreb: La prostitution coloniale. Algerie, Tunisie, Maroc, 1830-1962; Mauresques. Femmes orientales dans la photographie coloniale (1860-1910); Femmes d Afrique du Nord. Cartes postales (1885-1930); de Amour interdit. Prostitution, marginalite et colonialisme. Maghreb 1830-1962; Sexe et colonies. Virilite, homosexualite et tourisme sexuel au Maghreb (1830-1962).
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