Loyola University Maryland

Department of History

Dr. Menika Dirkson

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Assistant Visiting Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Menika Dirkson is a Visiting Professor of History at Loyola University Maryland. She received her Ph.D. in History from Temple University. Her M.A. in History and B.A. in History, Latin American Studies, and Cultural Studies are from Villanova University. She has received grants from the Philadelphia Foundation and Thomas Jefferson University’s Arlen Specter Center for her research on police-black community relations in Philadelphia following the Civil Rights Era. Dirkson is currently researching race, crime, and policing surrounding the public transportation system in post-1958 Philadelphia.

Area of Specialization: African American History, 20th Century U.S. History, Urban History, Race and Culture, Crime and Policing History

Martha Taylor
Faculty

Martha Taylor

This long-time Loyola professor of Classics has helped to institute an advising program for all majors

Classics, History