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Barbara Keys

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Professor Keys is a new member of the History Department at CSUS, specializing in international history and U.S. foreign relations.  She received her Ph.D. in 2001 from Harvard University.  A native (almost) of San Francisco, she is delighted to be back in Northern California.

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Contact Information


Assistant Professor


MW 10:30-12




(916) 278-4163


(916) 278-7476


California State University
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6059

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Publications ::

The World of Sport: Between Nationalism and Internationalism (forthcoming, Harvard University Press)

"Spreading Peace, Democracy, and Coca-Cola: Sport and American Cultural Expansion in the 1930s," Diplomatic History 28, no. 2 (April 2004): 165-96

"Soviet Sport and Transnational Mass Culture in the 1930s," Journal of Contemporary History 38, no. 3 (July 2003): 413-44

"The Internationalization of Sport, 1900-1939," in The Cultural Turn: Essays in U.S. Foreign Relations, eds. Frank Ninkovich and Liping Bu (Chicago: Imprint Publications, 2000)

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Research Interests ::

human rights, Cold War, development of international law, history of international sports

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Honors and Awards ::

Research and Creative Activity Award, CSUS, 2004-5

Postdoctoral Research Scholarship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Kennan Institute for Advanced Studies, Spring 2003

Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 2000-1

Jacob K. Javits Graduate Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 1989-94

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last updated: June 14, 2004
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