Tatiana Saburova

Lecturer, Department of History

Academic Director of the Russian Studies Workshop

Department of History

  • tsaburov@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 824
    1020 E Kirkwood Ave
    Bloomington, IN47405
  • Office Hours
    Th ursday
IU; IU Bloomington

Full Biography

Dr. Prof. Tatiana Saburova is a Lecturer in the Department of History and Academic Director of the Russian Studies Workshop in Indiana University.  She was a Visiting Professor at Indiana University in 2015-2017 and Tompkins Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta 2017-18 academic year. 

Her first book (in Russian) was on the social and cultural representations of Russian intellectuals (Mythologies of the Russian Intellectual World: Socio-Cultural Representations of the Russian Intelligentsia in the Nineteenth Century, 2005). The second book (in Russian) Friendship, Family, Revolution: Nikolai Charushin and the Populist Generation of the 1870s, 2016) was co-authored with Ben Eklof (Indiana University) and published in Moscow in 2016, and its English language version A Generation of Revolutionaries. Nikolai Charushin and Russian Populism from the Great Reforms to Perestroika was published by Indiana University Press in 2017.

Tatiana was a Fulbright visiting scholar at Indiana University (2011), DAAD visiting scholar at Freiburg University (2010), a visiting scholar at Tüebingen University (2013) and Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich (2016).

She is a member of International Auto/Biography Association (Europe), Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and she is an editorial board member of “AvtobiografiЯ,” Journal of Life Writing and the Representation of the Self in Russian Culture (Padua University)

Her research deals with history of the Russian intelligentsia, history of generations and social memory, life writing and Russian auto/biography from the late 18th to the early-20th century, and recently with history of photography in Imperial and Soviet Russia.

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Fellow, Indiana University, 2011

Research Interests

  • Imperial and Soviet Russian History, Russian Autobiography, Generations and Memory, History of Photography


  • Doctoral degree, Omsk State Pedagogical University

Courses Taught

  • The Making of Modern Russia
  • Siberia: Russia's "Wild East"
  • Daily Life in Russia



 A Generation of Revolutionaries: Nikolai Charushin and Russian Populism from the Great Reforms to Perestroika (Indiana University Press: Bloomington, 2017), co-authored with Ben Eklof.

 Friendship, Family, Revolution: Nikolai Charushin and the Generation of Populists in Russia (Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, 2016). (co-authored with Ben Eklof, Indiana University).  [Дружба, семья, революция: Николай Чарушин и поколение народников 1870-х гг.  М.: Новое Литературное Обозрение, 2016 (в соавторстве с Бен Эклоф)]

Mythologies of the Russian Intellectual World: Socio-Cultural Representations of the Russian Intelligentsia in the Nineteenth Century (Omsk: Nauka, 2005), 315 pp [Русский интеллектуальный мир/миф. Социокультурные представления русской интеллигенции 19 века. Омск: Наука, 2005. 315 с.]

Siberian Society at the Turn of the 19th – 20th Century: Social Identity and Behavior Strategies, ed. Tatiana Saburova (Omsk, 2009), 242 pp. [Сибирское общество на рубеже 19-20 вв.: социальная идентичность и стратегии поведения. Под ред. Т.А. Сабуровой. Омск, 2009. 242 с.]

 Major Articles in English:

“‘Remembrances of the Distant Past’: Generational Memory and the Collective Auto/Biography of Russian Populists in the Revolutionary Era” (with Ben Eklof), Slavonic and East European Review, 2018, 96 (1), pp. 67-93.

  “In Pursuit of a Different Revolution:  Russian Populists of the Seventies Generation in 1917”, Slavic Review, Fall 2017, Vol. 76, #3, pp. 683-93, (co-authored with Ben Eklof)

 “The Napoleonic War of 1812 in the commemoration practice and historical memory of Russian society: from Imperial to contemporary Russia,” Russia and the Napoleonic Wars, ed. Janet M. Hartley, Paul Keenan, Dominic Lieven (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 243-57.

 “From Diaries to Blogs: Cultural and Political Networking in Russian Autobiographical Practice” (with Natalia Rodigina), The European Journal of Life Writing, Vol. 4, 2015. http://ejlw.eu/article/view/99/268

 “Century of Remembrances: The Patriotic War of 1812 in Russian Society’s Cultural Memory in the 19th-Early 20th Centuries,” in Memory and Mythology: Modern War and the Construction of Historical Memory, 1775-2000, ed. Natalia Starostina (Bethesda-Dublin-Palo Alto: Academica Press, 2013), pp. 81-104.

 “Changing Identity Formations in Nineteenth-Century Russian Intellectuals” (with Natalia Rodigina), in  Life Writing Matters in Europe, ed. Marijke Huisman, Anneke Ribberink, Monica Soeting, and Alfred Hornung  (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012, pp. 119-132. (with Natalia Rodigina)