Darja Irdam is a Research Associate at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, working for a project examining the relationship between mass privatization and mortality in post-communist Eastern Europe - PrivMort, funded by the European Research Council. The PrivMort project has generated a novel dataset using the multilevel indirect demographic retrospective cohort study technique in Russia, Belarus and Hungary.
Darja is a Gates Scholar and she has been educated at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Lawrence King.
Darja’s research interests include economic transitions, gender, political economy of public health, alcoholism and mortality.
Darja supervises several papers at the Department including Social Theory, Global Social Problems and Dynamics of Resistance, Modern Britain, and Political Economy of Capitalism.