mgr Sonia Styrkacz

currently a PhD student at the Robert Zajonc Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, cooperates with the Center for Research on Prejudice in the field of psychology. Her research focuses on the Gypsy Life Style phenomenon. She completed a master’s degree in psychology. She is socially, professionally and scientifically engaged with the Roma community. She is a member of the Ian F. Hancock Institute of Roma Research, Research, Documentation & Archive Center in Mersin, Turkey.
She was a Polish leader and helped coordinate the international project on the extermination of Roma in Poland – Dikh He Na Bister 2018. She participates in meetings, conferences and symposiums concerning ethnic and national minorities in Silesia, organized by the Representative of the Silesian Voivode in Katowice. She was a Roma assistant at primary schools in Chorzów and Gliwice, in cooperation with the Municipal Social Welfare Center in Chorzów. She was an Erasmus Mobile Researcher – she carried out qualitative research for the SCIEX – Erasmus project and conducted focus classes. She took part in the Book of Good Practices project implemented as part of the international project – INTERFAITH An Interethnic Coalition-Building To Combat Xenophobia And Religious-Based Discrimination where  she cooperated in the implementation of qualitative research.

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