Department of History

Isabel Tirado

Office:   Atrium 208
Phone:   (973) 720-3038
Office Hours:   TR 10-11; W 11-12; By Appointment

Department: History
Position: Full Professor
Area Specialization: European History; Russian History

Isabel Tirado received her PhD in European History from the University of California at Berkeley. She teaches early modern and modern Russian and Soviet History and World History. She has received fellowships from Fulbright-Hays, Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, IREX, American Philosophical Society, Hokkaido University Slavic Research Center, and National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. She published, Young Guard! The Petrograd Komsomol Organization, 1917-1921 as well as articles on Soviet women and youth, and is currently working on a book about Komsomol organizational efforts among peasants in the decade after the Bolshevik Revolution.


PhD, History--University of California at Berkeley, 1985.

MA, Russian Area Studies--Hunter College, CUNY, 1973

BA, History and Russian--Hunter College, CUNY, 1969

Selected Publications

1988 Young Guard! The Petrograd Komsomol Organizations 1917-1920, Greenwood Press.

Refereed Articles

2001 “Peasants into Soviets: Reconstructing Komsomol Identity in the Russian Countryside of the 1920s,” Acta Slavica Iaponica, vol. XVIII, 42-63.

2001 “The Komsomol and the Bright Socialist Future,” in Sowjetjugend 1917-1941; Generation zwischen Revolution und Resignation, ed. by C. Kuhr-Korolev, et al, Essen: Klartext, 217-231.

1996 “The Komsomol and Peasant Women: Political Mobilization in the Village,” Russian History, 23, Nos. 1-4: 1-22.

1994 “Nietzschean Images in the Komsomol’s Vanguardism,” in Nietzsche and Soviet Culture: Ally and Adversary, ed. by Bernice Rosenthal, Cambridge University Press, 235-55.

1993 “The Village Voice: Women’s Views of Themselves and Their World in Russian Chastushki of the 1920s,” The Carl Beck Papers: No.1008, 1-69.

1993 “The Komsomol and Young Peasants: the Dilemma of Rural Expansion, 1921-25,” Slavic Review, 52, no. 3: 460-476.

1992 “The Revolution, Young Peasants, and the Komsomol’s Anti-Religious Campaigns,1920-1928,” Canadian-American Slavic Studies, September 26, nos. 1-3: 97-117.

1987 “The Socialist Youth Movement in Revolutionary Petrograd,” Russian Review, 46, 135-56.

1985 “Les Jeunesses socialistes de Petrograd,” Cahiers Léon Trotsky, v. 24: 5-36.

1985 “El movimiento juvenil socialista en Petrogrado, 1917,” Crítica de la economía política (Mexico) v. 27-28: 193-226.

Selected Awards & Fellowships

1999 Visiting Senior Fellow, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

1996 NEH Summer Seminar: “Nationalities in the Russian Empire,” Columbia University

1996 IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities in Eurasia grant

1995 American Philosophical Society grant

1993 IREX Short Term Travel Grants (also, 1994, 1995)

1992 IREX Collaborative Grant to sponsor Russian historian and academician, Viktor P. Danilov

1992 NEH Seminar: “The Woman Question in Western Thought, 1750-1950,” Stanford University

1991 National Council for Soviet and East European Research Fellowship

1991 Senior Fellow, Harriman Institute, Columbia University

1990 Fulbright-Hays and IREX Senior Scholar, USSR Academy of Sciences