CV

KEANU M. HEYDARI

Curriculum Vitae
2019


A PDF document of my CV is available upon request. Please contact me.

EDUCATION

  • 2018-Present       University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ph.D. in History (in progress)
    • 2019-2020 GOSH (Graduate Organization for the Study of History) co-coordinator
      • GOSH representative to the Undergraduate Committee (Dept. of History)
      • GOSH representative to the Graduate Committee (Dept. of History)
    • Worked on the experimental HistoryLab graduate course in Winter 2019 with Prof. Jeff Veidlinger and Prof. Rita Chin in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on the Experiencing History: Holocaust Sources in Context pedagogical tool
  • 2013-17       University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in History and Minor in French, Cum laude, with College Honors
    • Two-term president of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
    • Member, History Undergraduate Advisory Board and Undergraduate Advisory Council (Dept. of History)
    • Winner of the 2017 History Department Service Award

RELEVANT COURSES

At the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

At UCLA

  • Introduction to Western Civilization: Ancient Civilizations, Prehistory to circa A.D. 843 (HIST 1A)
  • Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present (HIST 1C)
  • Methods and Approaches in Cultural History, 1450 to 2013 (HIST 97C)
  • Alexis de Tocqueville and the Origins of Modern Democracy (HIST 96W, SEM 2)
  • History of France, 1715 to 1871 (HIST 124B)
  • History of France, 1900 to the Present (HIST 124C)
  • History of the U.S.: Colonial Origins (HIST 13A)
  • Nineteenth-Century America (HIST 13B)
  • An Intellectual History of the Renaissance (HIST 122A)
  • Hiroshima: How We Remember the Bomb (HIST 19, SEM 4)
  • Marxist and Post-Marxist Approaches to Cultural Studies (HNRS 110)
  • Cultural and Intellectual History of Modern Europe, 19th Century (HIST M122E)
  • The Role of Race in Presidential Campaigns, 1948 to Present (GE CLST20CW, SEM 2)
  • Europe in the Age of Revolution, circa 1775 to 1815 (HIST 126)
  • Capstone: Europe: Vichy and German Occupation of France during World War II (HIST 191C)
  • History of Modern Europe: The Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914 (HIST 121D)
  • Directed Research in History: Iconoclasm in the Early Modern Low Countries (HIST 199)
  • French and Francophone Theater in Translation (FRNCH 161)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Cultural and intellectual history of 19thand 20thcentury France
  • Iranian immigration to France in the 20thcentury
  • Growth of European nationalism(s), e.g., the evolution of popular fascism in Vichy Regime political rhetoric
  • Political-theological controversies, e.g., anticlericalism from the Third Republic to modern France

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

  • 2017 – Present   Pacific Crossroads Church, Los Angeles, CA, Research Assistant & Pastoral Intern, Worked alongside Rev. Rankin Wilbourne (PCA) to assist his current research projects and to learn from/participate in various modes of pastoral work, ministry, and research.
  • 2009 – 2015       Air Quality Management Services, Los Angeles, CA, Archivist, Responsible for the organization’s archival research and documentation retrieval system.

CONFERENCE PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

PAPERS READ IN ACADEMIC CONFERENCE OR SYMPOSIUM
  • May 13, 2016: “‘Decadence’ and the ‘New Order’ in the Vichy French National Revolution: The Semiotics and Cultural Logic of the Pétainiste Meaning-Making Impulse”, at UCLA’s conference Power and Politics: First Annual History Undergraduate Conference

POPULAR ARTICLES

WORKSHOPS

  • March 10, 2016: “Deconstructing Terror: Paris, Multiculturalism, and Comparative Politics,” Wildwood Secondary School, upper school classroom workshop.
  • March 5, 2014: “Racialization, Ethnocentrism & Nationalism,” Wildwood Secondary School, upper school classroom workshop.

UNDERGRADUATE SERVICE AT UCLA

  • 2014 – 2017       Member (Vice President, President, Academic Director) Phi Alpha Theta: Theta-Upsilon (National History Honor Society)
  • 2015 – 2017       History Undergraduate Advisory Board (HUAB) member
  • 2015 – 2016       History Undergraduate Advisory Committee (UAC) Liaison
  • 2016 – 2017       Editor-in-Chief of Quaestio, the Undergraduate History Journal

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • The American Historical Association (Student Member)
  • The Society for the Study of French History
  • The Society for French Historical Studies (Student Member)
  • The Committee on Lesbian and Gay History (Student Member)
  • Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society – Theta-Upsilon Chapter (UCLA)
  • Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Societies (UCLA)

LANGUAGES

  • French (professional fluency)
  • German (some reading and some spoken)
  • Spanish (basic reading and very basic speaking)
  • Farsi (basic reading, writing, and speaking)
  • Arabic (basic reading)