Lisa Kirschenbaum writes and teaches about modern Russia and the Soviet Union, war and memory, international communism, and gender in modern Europe.


PhD, History, University of California, Berkeley, 1993

Other Publications

Books International Communism and the Spanish Civil War: Solidarity and Suspicion (Cambridge University Press, 2015). The Legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-1995: Myth, Memories, and Monuments (Cambridge Unversity Press, 2006). Small Comrades: Revolutionizing Childhood in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932 (RoutledgeFalmer, 2001). Russia’s Long Twentieth Century: Voices, Memories, Contested Perspectives, with Choi Chatterjee and Deborah A. Field (Routledge, 2016). E-inspection copy for instructors. Edited volume Special issue of Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, “World War II in Soviet and Post-Soviet Memory” 38, no. 2 (October 2011). Recent book chapters and articles “The Meaning of Resilience: Soviet Children in World War II,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 47, no. 4 (Spring 2017): 521-35. “Michael Gruzenbrug/Mikhail Borodin: The Making of an International Communist,” in Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1917-1922: The Wider Arc of Revolution (Bloomington, IN: Slavica, forthcoming). “Exile, Gender, and Communist Self-Fashioning: Dolores Ibarruri in the Soviet Union,” Slavic Review 71, no. 3 (Fall 2012): 566-89. “Constructing a Cold War Epic: Harrison Salisbury and the Siege of Leningrad,” in The Russian Experience: Americans Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present, edited by Beth Holmgren and Choi Chatterjee, (Routledge, 2012), 67-83. “Remembering and Rebuilding: Leningrad after the Siege in Comparative Perspective,” Journal of Modern European History 9, no. 3 (November 2011): 314-27.


Annotated translation of Ol’ga Berggol’ts, Daytime Stars.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Reframing Slavic Studies and the Global Impacts of 1917,” International Conference on the 100th Anniversary of October, University of Texas, Austin, October 2017. “The Power of Revolution: How Michael Gruzenberg Became Comintern Agent Mikhail Borodin,” Beyond 1917: Socialism, Power, and Social Change, Oxford, Eng., May 2017.


Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies American Historical Association Association for Women in Slavic Studies Southern Conference on Slavic Studies Northeast Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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