Lisa S. Tiersten, professor of history, joined the Barnard faculty in 1993. In addition to her teaching duties for the history department, she is affiliated with Barnard's women's studies program.
Professor Tiersten's research and teaching interests include modern European cultural history, the cultural history of capitalism, modern France, feminist theory, gender history, and comparative colonialisms. She has received the Emily Gregory Award for Excellence in Teaching from Barnard College.
Professor Tiersten's research and scholarship have been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, the Gilder Foundation, the French Historical Studies Society, and the Western Society for French History. She has received a French Government research grant, the Bourse Chateaubriand.