PRINCETON, N.J. - The first woman to hold a tenured faculty position at Princeton University has died. Sociologist Suzanne Keller was 83.

The New Jersey university announced yesterday that Keller died of a stroke Dec. 9 in Miami.

Keller went to Princeton as a visiting lecturer in 1966. She was appointed to a tenured professorship in 1968, a 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 a doctorate from Columbia University.