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
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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