Shelley Haley

Shelley Haley, Professor Emerita of Classics and Africana Studies and Edward North Chair of Greek and Greek Literature, consulted with Netflix on the docuseries Queen Cleopatra, produced by Jada Pinkett Smith. Haley’s scholarship on Cleopatra has been cited in op-eds in the Guardian and the New York Times, and the NYT has featured articles on her contributions to the series, which debuted on May 10..

She has been interviewed by national media (The Washington Post) and international media (The Economist, Black Ballad). Before retirement, Haley taught a popular course on Cleopatra at Hamilton, in which students studied the ancient evidence for Cleopatra’s life as well as later receptions of the character. Within two days of the launch of Queen Cleopatra, the series was trending at #4 on Netflix in the U.S., and #5 in the UK.

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