CV

KEANU M. HEYDARI

Curriculum Vitae
2018

 


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EDUCATION

  • 2017       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

  • 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 19th and 20th century France
  • 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
  • Civic republicanism and engagement in Ancien Régime and post-Revolutionary 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

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

LANGUAGES

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