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Keddie (Nikki R.) papers
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Nikki Keddie is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History. Keddie taught Middle Eastern and Iranian history at UCLA. Her research focused on Iran, Islam, Middle Eastern women, and comparative world history. This collection, spanning 1947 to 2003, consists of materials related to Keddie's teaching career and academic research. The papers include UCLA Department of History files, correspondence, conference materials, manuscript drafts, and research materials. Lastly, the collection includes photographic slides taken by Keddie throughout her career documenting research that heavily feature countries such as Iran, Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisa, and Senegal; as well as European cities, Los Angeles and other parts of the United States.
Anita Nikki (Ragozin) Keddie was born August 30, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. Keddie attended City and Country School and Horace-Mann Lincoln High School in Manhattan. She attended Radcliffe College, receiving a BA in Modern European History and Literature in 1951 (Radcliffe College functioned as a female coordinate institution for the all-male Harvard College. A merger with Harvard began in 1977). Keddie was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year and wrote her thesis on the Italian Socialist Party. Keddie then received her MA in Modern European History from Stanford University in 1951, writing a thesis on Giambattista Vico's philosophy of history. She received her PhD in History (Modern European, especially Middle Eastern, with lesser emphasis on East and South Asia) from the University of California, Berkeley, with a dissertation titled, "The Impact of the West on Modern Iranian Social History."
15.8 Linear Feet (33 boxes, 4 flat boxes, 1 oversize flat box)
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