Nikki Keddie

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Nikki R. Keddie (née Anita Ragozin, August 30, 1930)[1] is an American scholar of Eastern, Iranian, and women's history. She is Professor Emerita of History at University of California, Los Angeles.[2]


Keddie was born in Brooklyn, New York. She received her B.A. at Radcliffe College, her M.A. from Stanford University and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught at University of Arizona and Scripps College in Claremont, California, before joining University of California, where she taught mainly Middle Eastern and Iranian history and eventually became full professor.[2]


Left to right: Abolhassan Banisadr, Mehdi Bazargan and Ruhollah Khomeini in early 1979. From the book Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, 2003[3]


  • Iran and the Surrounding World: Interactions in Culture and Cultural Politics, eds. Rudi Matthee and Nikki R.Keddie (University of Washington Press, 2011).
  • Women in the Middle East: Past and Present, Princeton University Press, 2007.
  • Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, Yale University Press, 2003.
  • Qajar Iran and the Rise of Reza Khan. Mazda, Costa Mesa, CA, 1999.
  • Debating gender, debating sexuality. NYU Press, 1996 ISBN 978-0814746554
  • Debating Revolutions. NYU Press, 1995.
  • Iran and the Muslim World: Resistance and Revolution, Macmillan, London, and New York, New York University (NYU) Press, 1995
  • Roots of Revolution: An Interpretive History of Modern Iran, Yale University Press, 1981.
  • Iran: Religion, Politics and Society, Frank Cass, London, 1980
  • Sayyid Jamal al-Din "al-Afghani": A Political Biography, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1972.
  • An Islamic Response to Imperialism, University of California Press, 1968.
  • Religion and Rebellion in Iran: The Tobacco Protest of 1891–92, Frank Cass, 1966.


  1. ^ "Nikki R. Keddie papers LSC.1789". Online Archive of California. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Nikki Ragozin Keddie". International Balzan Price Foundation. Retrieved Dec 29, 2016.
  3. ^ Keddie, Nikki R.; Richard, Yann (2006). Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, Updated Edition (9780300121056): Nikki R. Keddie, Yann Richard: Books. ISBN 0300121059.
  4. ^ "Awards and Honors".

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