Nikki R. Keddie, Professor Emerita of History, taught at the University of Arizona and Scripps College before coming to the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1961, where she has remained. Among her many books are Religion and Rebellion in Iran: The Tobacco Protest of 1891–1892 (1966); Sayyid Jamal ad-Din Al-Afghani: A Political Biography (1972); Qajar Iran and the Rise of Reza Khan (1999); Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution (2003, 2006), and Women in the Middle East: Past and Present (2007). Among her many coedited works are Women in the Muslim World (1978) and Women in Middle Eastern History (1991). She has chaired twenty Ph.D.s, nearly all of whom have good jobs and have published scholarly books. She has received several major lifetime awards and prizes, including the International Balzan Foundation prize which enabled her to finance six Balzan postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA.