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Molly Tambor

Assistant Professor of History

A.B., M.A., Smith CollegePh.D., Columbia University


Molly Tambor holds a Ph.D. in modern European history from Columbia University and specializes in political history and the history of women and gender. She was awarded the Rome Prize in 2002-2003 and did additional research at the University of Florence, Italy. Her article, "Red Saints: Gendering the Cold War," will appear in the London School of Economics journal Cold War History, and she contributed chapters to “Women in Italy, 1945-1960 (Penny Morris, ed., Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and “After Fascism: Society, Political Culture, and Democratization in Europe since 1945” (Misner and Berg, eds., forthcoming from Manchester University Press).


Modern and Contemporary European History, Women's Studies, Gender Studies


  • Author, "Red Saints: Gendering the Cold War," published in Cold War History
  • Author, “An Essential Way of Life: Women’s Citizenship and the Renewal of Political Life in Italy” published in "After Fascism: European Case Studies in Politics, Society, and Identity since 1945."
  • Author, “Prostitutes and Politicians: The Women’s Rights Movement in the Legge Merlin Debates” published in "Women in Italy, 1945-1960: An Interdisciplinary Study."


  • Recipient, Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies, American Academy in Rome
  • Recipient, Excellence in Teaching Award, Columbia Undergraduate History Council
  • Recipient, Dissertation Fellowship, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • President’s Fellow, Columbia University (2000-02)