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Daria is a PhD student at the Russia Institute, King’s College London. Her research focuses on violence and the unfolding of conflict across several regions in eastern Ukraine, 2013 – 2014. She also leads one of the Causes of War seminars at the War Studies Department. Prior to joining King’s, she worked as a teacher. She graduated with a degree in History from the University of Cambridge in 2011. Her broader interests include European history, war studies, and interdisciplinary methods.

Doctoral Research

Violence and conflict in Kharkiv and Donetsk regions, 2013 -2014 How internal political factors such as the behaviour of the local elites and pro-Russian activists intertwined to create conflict in Donetsk while not in Kharkiv.


Dr Sam Greene and Dr Gulnaz Sharafutdinova