AboutLisa Kirschenbaum writes and teaches about modern Russia and the Soviet Union, war and memory, international communism, and gender in modern Europe.
EducationPhD, History, University of California, Berkeley, 1993
Work Shared in CORE
International Communism and the Spanish Civil War: Solidarity and Suspicion
(Cambridge University Press, 2015). Paperback, 2018.
The Legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-1995: Myth, Memories, and Monuments
(Cambridge Unversity Press, 2006). Paperback, 2009.
Small Comrades: Revolutionizing Childhood in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932
Russia’s Long Twentieth Century: Voices, Memories, Contested Perspectives,
with Choi Chatterjee and Deborah A. Field (Routledge, 2016). E-inspection
copy for instructors.
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 Man Question: How Bolshevik Masculinity Shaped International Communism,” Socialist History
52 (Autumn 2017): 76-84.
“The Russian Revolution and Spanish Communists, 1931-1935” Journal of Contemporary History
52, no. 4 (October 2017): 892-912.
“International Solidarity before the Internet,” ThinkLeft
1, no. 3 (Winter 2017): 6-8.
“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.
ProjectsAnnotated translation of Ol’ga Berggol’ts, Daytime Stars (University of Wisconsin Press, forthcoming 2018).
MembershipsAssociation 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