Francine Hirsch

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History


Office: 4125 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4002 Mosse Humanities
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Francine Hirsch


My Research and Teaching Interests include Russian and Soviet History, Modern European History, Comparative Empires, the History of Human Rights, and Russian-American Engagement.

I am currently completing a book about the role of the Soviet Union in the Nuremberg Trials and the postwar development of international law: Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A Cold War Story, forthcoming with Oxford University Press.


Ph.D., Princeton
M.A., Princeton
B.A., Cornell


Selected Publications

  • “The Politics of the Nuremberg Trials and the Postwar Moment,” in Political Trials in Theory and History, ed. Devin Pendas and Jens Meierhenrich. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • “The Nuremberg Trials as Cold War Competition.” Memory and Postwar Memorials: Confronting the Past as Violence, ed. Marc Silberman and Florence Vatan, 17-40. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.
  • “The Soviets at Nuremberg: International Law, Propaganda, and the Making of the Postwar Order.” The American Historical Review 113, no. 3 (June 2008): 701-730.

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