Serhii Plokhii

Research interests include the intellectual, cultural, and international history of Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on Ukraine. Teaches courses and seminars on early modern and modern East European history that engage major problems in the history of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, and Lithuania.

Selected Publications

  • The Cossack Myth: History and Nationhood in the Age of Empires Cambridge University Press (2012)
  • Yalta: The Price of Peace Viking/Penguin (2010; 2011)
  • Ukraine and Russia: Representations of the Past University of Toronto Press (2008)
  • The Origins of the Slavic Nations: Premodern Identities in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus Cambridge University Press (2006)
  • Unmaking Imperial Russia: Mykhailo Hrushevsky and the Writing of Ukrainian History University of Toronto Press (2005)
  • Religion and Nation in Modern Ukraine (with Frank E. Sysyn) Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press (2003)
  • Tsars and Cossacks: A Study in Iconography Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute/Harvard University Press (2002)
  • The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine Oxford University Press (2001; 2004)


Serhii Plokhii

Position: Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History

Field: Russian, Early Modern Europe

Specialty: Intellectual, cultural, and international history of Eastern Europe; emphasis on Ukraine

Fall 2013:
- History 2277: Eastern Europe: Peoples and Empires: Proseminar
- History 1270: Frontiers of Europe: Ukraine since 1500

Spring 2014:
- History 82f: The Origins of the Cold War: The Yalta Conference (1945)

Full Year 2013-2014:
- Ukrainian 200: Ukrainian Studies: Seminar

Contact Info

Center for Government and International Studies-South Building

Room 431

1730 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA 02138



Office Hours: Monday 2:00-3:45