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Hiroaki Kuromiya

Professor of History

Department of History

IU, IU Bloomington

Research Interests

  • Modern Eurasia


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

Courses 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



  • 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: 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.