Princeton prof. dies

    While Philadelphia celebrates a trailblazing female, Princeton mourns the passing of another.

    Sociologist Suzanne Keller, the first woman to hold a tenured faculty position at Princeton University, has died.

    The university announced Tuesday that Keller died of a stroke Dec. 9 in Miami. She was 83.

    The AP reports that Keller came to Princeton as a visiting lecturer in 1966. She was appointed to a tenured professorship in 1968 — one year before Princeton enrolled its first undergraduate female students. She retired in 2004.

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    Her research topics included social stratification, community life and elites and leadership.

    Keller was born in Vienna, Austria, and moved to New York as a child. She graduated from Hunter College and received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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