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Keohane, Nannerl O.

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Nannerl Keohane

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Political Science
Oral History Project: 
Pioneering Women
Anderson, Benjamin
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Nannerl O. Keohane, a distinguished political scientist and former president of Wellesley College and Duke University, discusses her early life in the south; her undergraduate and graduate education at Wellesley, Oxford, and Yale; her faculty positions at Swarthmore and Stanford; and highlights of her career in university administration. Topics include her approach to teaching, her research on seventeenth-century French political thought, balancing work and family, the Center for Research on Women (CROW), and the founding of the Program in Feminist Studies at Stanford.

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