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Barbara Jean Keys

Visiting Scholar 2012-2013


Barbara Jean Keys

Keys teaches at the University of Melbourne, specializing in twentieth-century international history. While at CES in fall 2012, she will be working on a global history of the anti-torture movements of the 1970s. Current research interests also include the role of emotion in Henry Kissinger’s diplomacy and the Olympic Games and human rights. Her first book, Globalizing Sport: National Rivalry and International Community in the 1930s (2006), is a transnational study of the emergence of international sports competitions as a significant political and cultural force in the 1930s; her second book, soon to appear, is on the origins of the human rights boom of the 1970s. She received her PhD from Harvard in 2001.

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