Nikki Keddie

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


Keddie was born in Brooklyn, New York. She received her B.A. at Harvard University, 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.[1]


Left to right: Abolhassan Banisadr, Mehdi Bazargan and Ruhollah Khomeini in early 1979. From the book Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, 2003[2]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NIKKI RAGOZIN KEDDIE". International Balzan Price Foundation. Retrieved Dec 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ " Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, Updated Edition (9780300121056): Nikki R. Keddie, Yann Richard: Books". Retrieved September 13, 2015. 

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