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Daria Mattingly

Lecturer in Contemporary International History (European)

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Daria received her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge and holds MA in Russian History from University of Bristol and MA and BA (Hons) in Philosophy from Kyiv Shevchenko University. She has previously taught at the University of Bath and the University of Cambridge where she also held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (2019-2023).

Daria’s research interests include perpetrator studies, social and cultural history of the Soviet Union, with an emphasis on Ukraine. She is currently finishing her first book, Stalin’s Activists. The Rank-and-File Perpetrators of the Holodomor, on the identifiable and memorial traces of the rank-and-file perpetrators of the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine. Daria frequently writes and comments for the media, including CNN, BBC, Daily Telegraph, Politico, L’Express, Lokalna Istoria, i24news.


Program Committee member, Association for the Studies of Nationalities (ASN)
Selection Committee member, Danyliw Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine
Member, Heldt Book Prize Committee (AWSS)

Research Fellow, Ukrainian History Global Initiative (UHGI)
Member, ASN
Member, British International Studies Association (BISA)
Member, Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
Member, Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)
2015 ASN Award for Best Doctoral Paper on Ukraine



Mattingly, D. (2020). No Novel for Ordinary Men? Representation of the Rank-and-File Perpetrators of the Holodomor in Ukrainian Novels. Euxeinos – Culture and Governance in the Black Sea Region, University of St.Gallen, Vol. 9, pp. 12-39. ISSN 2296-0708

Mattingly, D. (2024). Sexual Violence During Collectivisation and the Holodomor. Cahiers du Monde russe, under review.


Book Sections

Mattingly, Daria (2023). Stalinism and The Holodomor. In: Olena Palko/ Manuel Férez Gil (Eds.), Ukraine’s Many Faces (221-232). Bielefeld: transcript Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-8394-6664-3

Mattingly, Daria (2022). Recollections May Vary. Researching Perpetrators’ Accounts of the 1932-1933 Famine. In: Oliver Jones/ Jade McGlynn (Eds.), Researching Memory and Identity in Russia and Eastern Europe – Interdisciplinary Methodologies (109-123). London: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 978-3-030-99913-1

Mattingly, Daria (2022). La guerra de Rusia contra Ucrania: el Holodomor. In: Manuel Férez Gil/ Olena Palko (Eds.), Descubriendo Ucrania. Su pueblo, su historia y su cultura (68-77). Beccar: Poliedro Editorial de la Universidad de San Isidro. ISBN 978-987-48799-4-3

Mattingly, Daria (2020). Idle, Drunk and Good-for-Nothing. Cultural Memory of the Rank-and-File Perpetrators of the Holodomor. In: Małgorzata Głowacka-Grajper and Anna Wylegała (Eds.), The Burden of the Past. History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Ukraine (19-48). Bloomington: Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-046-703

Mattingly, Daria (2020). Enforcing National Memory, Remembering Famine’s Victims: The National Museum ‘Holodomor Victims Memorial.’ In: Stephen Norris (Ed.), Museums of Communism New Memory Sites in Central and Eastern Europe (188-213). Bloomington: Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-052-346

Mattingly, Daria (2019). [Extra]ordinary Women: Female Perpetrators of the Holodomor. In: Victoria A. Malko (Ed.), Women and the Holodomor-Genocide: Victims, Survivors, Perpetrators (51-89) Fresno: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-912-201-634

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