Francine Hirsch

Francine Hirsch

Former Visiting Scholar

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Expertise


Francine Hirsch is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses on Soviet and Modern European history. She received her PhD in History from Princeton University in 1998. Her first book, Empire of Nations: Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of the Soviet Union (2005), received several awards, including the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize of the American Historical Association and the Wayne S. Vucinich Prize of ASEEES. Her second book, Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A New History of the International Military Tribunal After World War II (2020), was recently published by Oxford UP. Hirsch has just launched a new project on the history of Russian-American entanglement.