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


The Eurasian Triangle: Russia, The Caucasus, and Japan, 1904–1945. Warsaw-Berlin: De Gruyter Open, 2016 (co-authored with Georges Mamoulia). This is an “open book” freely available online to anyone interested in reading it (

Зрозуміти Донбас. Київ: Дух і Літера, 2015 [Russian version: Понять Донбасс. Київ: Дух і Літера, 2015].

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

Między Warszawą a Tokio: Polsko-Japońska współpraca wywiadowcza 1904-1944. Toruń: Adam Marszałek, 2009 (co-authored with Andrzej Pepłoński).

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

Freedom and Terror in the Donbas: A Ukrainian-Russian Borderland, 1870s-1990s. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998. [Ukrainian edition: Свобода і терор в Донбасі: Українське-російське прикордоння, 1870-1990-і роки. Київ: Основи, 2002.]

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