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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dr Daria Mattingly

Dr Daria Mattingly
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Affiliated Lecturer in Slavonic Studies
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
Contact details: 

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom


Daria is writing a book on the identifiable and memorial traces of the rank-and-file perpetrators of the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine, known as the Holodomor. Daria received her Ph.D. at Cambridge University and MA in Russian History at University of Bristol. Daria was a part-time teaching fellow at the University of Bath before coming back to Cambridge. Dr. Mattingly is on the selection committee of the Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine, University of Ottawa.

Research interests: 

Daria's research interests include perpetrator studies, social and cultural history of the Soviet Union, with an emphasis on Ukraine. 

Recent research projects: 

Daria has provided research assistance to the latest book by Anne Applebaum, Red Famine Famine. Stalin's War on Ukraine Allen Lane (2017).

Published works: 
  • 'Idle, Drunk and Good-for-Nothing. Cultural Memory of the Rank-and-File Perpetrators of the Holodomor', in M. Głowacka-Grajper and A. Wylegała, ed. The Burden of the Past. History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Ukraine (Indiana University Press: 2020), pp. 19-48.
  • 'No Novel for Ordinary Men? Representation of the Rank-and-File Perpetrators of the Holodomor in Ukrainian Novels' in F. Grelka and Yu. Radchenko, ed. "Case Studies on Mass Atrocities and Survival in the Modern History of Ukraine". Euxeinos - Culture and Governance in the Black Sea Region, Vol. 9, No. 27 (2019), pp. 12-39.
  • 'Enforcing National Memory, Remembering Famine's Victims: The National Museum "Holodomor Victims Memorial"', in S. Norris, ed. Museums of Communism New Memory Sites in Central and Eastern Europe (Indiana University Press: 2020).
  • '[Extra]ordinary Women: Female Perpetrators of the Holodomor' in V. Malko, ed. Women and the Holodomor-Genocide: Victims, Survivors, Perpetrators (The Press at California State University, Fresno: 2019), pp. 51-89.
  • '“Zhinky v kolhospakh – velyka syla”: khto vony – ukrainski pryzvidnytsi Holodomoru?' in V. Malko, ed. Zhinky ta Holodomor-genotsyd: zhertvy, ochevydytsi, pryzvidnytsi (Kyiv: Vydavnychyi dim “Kyievo-Mohylianska akademia”, 2019), pp. 51-94. 
  • Johann-Christian von Engel. Istoriia Ukrainy ta ukrains'kykh kozakiv, East/West Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Vol 3, No 2 (2016) July 2016.
  • Stalin and Europe: Imitation and Domination, ed. by T. Snyder and R. Brandon, Ukraina Moderna, No 23 (2016), April 2016.