Dr Stephen Lee Keck

Academic Director and Professor of History

Dr Stephen Lee Keck is Academic Director and Professor of History at Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), where he teaches Empires to Nations: Remaking the International State System in the 20th Century, 1914-1991. His research interests focus on Britain’s engagement with Southeast Asia, cultural diplomacy in the British Empire 1850-1950, and Victorian and Edwardian encounters with the Ottoman Empire.

Before joining EDA, Dr Keck taught at the American University of Sharjah. He was also affiliated with the National University of Singapore and the College of Charleston in the US.

Dr Keck published the books British Burma in the New Century, 1895-1918 and Sir Arthur Helps and the Making of Victorianism. In addition, he co-edited the anthology Western Higher Education in Asia and the Middle East: Politics, Economics, and Pedagogy and authored a study on John Ruskin’s historical thought.

Beyond the classroom, Dr Keck frequently appears as a guest on the radio programme An Eye on History on Dubai Eye 103.8.