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.

    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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