Anna Denejkina is a PhD Candidate at the University of Technology Sydney, where she also teaches in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as a casual academic.
As part of her PhD, Anna is conducting a qualitative study into transmission of combat-related trauma from parent to child, specifically focusing on the impact of the Soviet-Afghan war (1979-89) on the first post-Soviet generation. Anna’s PhD research is funded by the Australian Postgraduate Award and the UTS Research Excellence Scholarship.
Anna has a background in journalism, and has worked as a freelance writer since 2009. In 2014 she graduated with a Master of Arts in Journalism from UTS — her work as part of this degree looked at the impact of the Euromaidan and the Russo-Ukrainian conflict on the Ukrainian and Russian diaspora in Australia.
Anna’s writing has been published in Australia and the US, in publications including Popular Science
, The Kernel
, and The Daily Dot
.Call for Participants:
As part of her research into combat-related trauma transmission, Anna Denejkina is looking for participants whose parent(s) or relative(s) served during the Soviet-Afghan conflict (1979-89) to respond to a confidential survey (UTS HREC REF NO. ETH16-0356).
The survey aims to find out about the impact of the Soviet-Afghan conflict of on the families of surviving Soviet veterans — specifically their (now adult) children.
To participate in this study, please follow one of the links below:
English language survey: https://goo.gl/forms/9j8KhWNi9l3XEzBt1
Russian language survey: https://goo.gl/forms/7gQlCeDrUAoFr7jp2
The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.