Constructing Roma Migrants: European Narratives and Local Governance

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Nador u. 15
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Quantum 101
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 5:15pm
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 5:15pm to 6:45pm
The Migration Research Group at CEU cordially invites you to a presentation on

Constructing Roma Migrants: European Narratives and Local Governance

Over the past decades, the integration of minorities and migrants in Europe has become a highly topical and politicized issue, often framed as a social problem. This has fueled a rich academic production on ethnicity, cultural rights and migration, but such studies tend to remain compartmentalized according to discipline and to the population and/ or country analyzed.  As a result, the two fields of diversity management and of migration research have so far generally been studied in isolation from each other, and Roma studies in particular have come to occupy an academic position of ‘splendid isolation’ (Willems 1997, McGarry 2017).

With this presentation we propose a range of different possible angles to look at the under-researched concept of ‘Roma westward migration’ and discuss it both as a helpful bridge between the two disciplines of migration and diversity management, as well as a way to raise methodological and ethical concerns of researchers working on this topic.

About the presenters:
Stefano Piemontese is an INTEGRIM Junior Research Fellow at the Center for Policy Studies and PhD student at the Department of Anthropology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research focuses on the intersections of housing, mobility and education in the case of young ‘Roma’ people living between Spain and Romania. Stefano studied International Political Science at the University of Turin and holds a Master degree in International Migration and Intercultural Relations from the University of Osnabrück.
Tina Magazzini is an INTEGRIM Junior Research Fellow and PhD student at the Human Rights Institute of the University of Deusto. Her research interests are in the fields of migration and integration policies, Roma identity politics, social inequalities, anti-discrimination, group rights and cultural rights. Tina graduated in Political Science from the University of Florence and holds a Master degree in International Relations from the City College of New York.

The event is jointly organized by the Center for Policy Studies and the Migration Research Group.