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Nannerl O. Keohane
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Nannerl O. Keohane

Princeton University

Fellowship year

2005 - Duke University - Study 12
1988 - Wellesley College - Study 8
1979 - Stanford University - Study 5

Research Affiliate year

2024 - Princeton University

Nan Keohane is a retired scholar of political philosophy who has taught at Swarthmore, Stanford, Wellesley, Duke and Princeton.  She also served as president of Wellesley and then Duke. Keohane was a fellow at CASBS in 1978-79, 1987-88, and 2004-05. Since 2018, she has been a regular visitor to Stanford each winter quarter as a faculty affiliate at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics, working with the postdoctoral fellows. She received her BA from Wellesley, BA/MA at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, and PhD in political science at Yale.  She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. Keohane is the author of Philosophy and the State in France: The Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Princeton University Press, 1980); Higher Ground:  Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University (Duke University Press, 2006) and Thinking about Leadership (Princeton University Press, 2010). She has co-edited volumes on feminist theory and women and equality. Her current work project, which she will pursue at CASBS while she is in residence, is a book entitled Virginia Woolf and Modern Feminism.