Top Award for PhD Researcher

PhD researcher Daria Cherkaska has received a prestigious award for her doctoral work.

The Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Research on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union at Yad Vashem selected Daria for a Research Scholarship as part of their Doctoral Students and Young Scholar’s grant program.

Her research, which focuses on the application of forensic archaeological methods for the investigation of Holocaust killing sites in Ukraine, was chosen from a competitive field of candidates from around the world.

Daria said:

It is a real honour for me to receive this award and it is really important for my research

Daria is supervised by Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls and Kevin Colls, an Associate Professor, both from the Centre of Archaeology.

Professor Sturdy Colls said:

This award recognises the significance of Daria’s research for Holocaust Studies. It is a very prestigious and Daria truly deserves it as she is very dedicated and passionate about her important research. We are very proud of her achievement

A full description of Daria’s research, which she is due to submit for examination in June 2022, can be found below: