Hello, I’m Keanu

I’m a historian of twentieth-century Europe. I focus on French cultural, intellectual, and migration history. I’m writing about the Iranian diaspora in Europe.

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Heydari was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is currently a fifth-year doctoral candidate in History at the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, from where he also received his Master of Arts in History in April 2022. Heydari is an alumnus of the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., History, French language minor, 2017). Heydari’s dissertation examines Iranian students, political dissidents, and intellectuals in Europe after the 1953 coup d’état.

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