Department of History

Hiroaki Kuromiya

  • Professor, Department of History


  • B.A. at Tokyo University, 1977
  • M.A. at Tokyo University, 1979
  • Ph.D. at Princeton University, 1985

Contact Information

Ballantine Hall, Rm. 717


Research Interests

  • Modern Eurasia

Courses Recently Taught

  • Various courses related to the history of Russia, Ukraine, and the Soviet Union as well as Stalin and Mao
  • The Cold War and World War II

Publication Highlights


Conscience on Trial: The Fate of Fourteen Pacifists in Stalin's Ukraine, 1952—1953. Toronto, Buffalo and London: University of Toronto Press, 2012.

Miêdzy Warszaw¹ a Tokio: Polsko-Japoñska wspó³praca wywiadowcza 1904--1944. Toruñ, Poland: Adam Marsza³ek, 2009 (co-authored with Andrzej Pep³oñski).

The Voices of the Dead: Stalin's Great Terror in the 1930s. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007.  [Polish edition: G³osy straconych. Warsaw: Amber, 2008. Compact disc sound disc, Princeton, N.J.: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2009.].

Stalin (Profiles in Power). Harlow, UK: Longman, 2005.

Freedom and Terror in the Donbas: A Ukrainian-Russian Borderland, 1870s-1990s. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998. [Ukrainian edition: Svoboda i teror u Donbasi: Ukrains’ke-rosiiske prykordonnia,
1870-1990-i roky
. Kyiv: Osnovy, 2002.]

Stalin’s Industrial Revolution: Politics and Workers, 1928-1932. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1988.