Women's Studies Department - City College of San Francisco

About Us


Alexandra Nickliss

Alexandra M. Nickliss, Ph.D.

Office: Batmale Hall 670 (L670)
Phone: (415) 239-3283
E-mail: anickliss@ccsf.edu


  • Ph.D., University of California at Davis
  • M.A., San Jose State University

Areas of Interest

  • Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century U.S. Women's History
  • Women's History
  • Women and Power
  • Progressivism
  • The West
  • United States History Survey and Critical Thinking Twentieth Century

Current Courses

  • History 1: Twentieth Century United States History
  • History 12A: United States Women's History from Pre-history to the 1880's
  • History 12B: United States Women's History from 1880's to the present
  • History 17A: United States History from Native Americans to 1877
  • History 17B: United States History from 1877 to the Present


  • "Phoebe Apperson Hearst's Gospel of Wealth, 1883-1901," Pacific Historical Review (forthcoming)
  • "Where There's a Will, There's a Way": Phoebe Apperson Hearst and the Path to Power (tentative title; book manuscript in progress).

Awards and Achievements

  • Organization of American Historians, Membership Committee.
  • Western Association of Women Historians, Chair, Founders' Dissertation Fellowship Committee.
  • Commission on the Status of Women, San Francisco.
  • Chair, Committee on the Status of Women, Academic Senate, Community College of San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
  • Lecturer, San Francisco State University, Department of History, San Francisco, California.
  • Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Omega Chapter, Award for Excellent Teaching as voted by the students of City College of San Francisco.


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