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CMR UW Seminars: Roma on the Fringes of Citizenship in Europe


Featuring talks by by Julija Sardelić (Victoria University of Wellington), Andrzej Mirga and Michał Garapich (CMR University of Warsaw, Roehampton University)

Source: youtube

Date: 30 November 2020

Julija Sardelić 
is a political sociologist and a socio-legal scholar with a general research interest in citizenship and migration including minority rights, statelessness and forced migration. Her main research focus has been on (1) the position of Romani minorities as marginalized citizens in Europe and on (2) how the ‘refugee crisis’ in 2015/16 has affected the politics of diversity in Europe. Currently, she is a Lecturer at the Political Science and International Relations Programme at Victoria University of Wellington. Her book “The Fringes of Citizenship: Romani Minorities and Civic Marginalization” is in press with Manchester University Press.

Andrzej Mirga
is an ethnologist, analyst and activist. Currently, serving as the chair of the Roma Education Fund or REF and he is also a member of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture. Prior to it he headed the Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues at the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). He served also at the Committee of Experts on Roma and Travellers of the Council of Europe, also as its chair, later joined Poland’s Common Commission of the Government and National and Ethnic Minorities as well as the High-Level Group on Labour Market and Disadvantaged Ethnic Minorities (European Commission). He is extremely well published, the author of one of the most important books about Roma, which he wrote together with Lech Mróz (“Cyganie. Odmienność i nietolerancja”), the co-author of a widely cited manifesto “The Roma in the twenty first-century” and among others the co-editor of the book “Realizing Roma Rights” and “The Roma in European Higher Education. Recasting identities, RE-imagining futures”, which was published this year by Bloomsbury Academic.

Michał Garapich

is a social anthropologist, specializing in the issues of migration, ethnicity, nationalism, multiculturalism, social resistance, homelessness and migration from Poland. Since 2005 Michał Grapich conducted numerous research projects using both quantitative as well as ethnographic methods exploring various aspects of life of migrants from Accession States (EU10) in the UK, as well as migrants from Africa. At the moment his work focuses on migration of Polish Roma.

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