Serhii Plokhii

Serhii Plokhii

Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History
Director, Ukrainian Research Institute
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 Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine Basic Books (2015)
  • The Last empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union Basic Books (2015)
  • 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)

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Center for Government and International Studies-South Building
Room 431
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-3527

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