Romani Women’s Movement and Knowledge Production NOVEMBER 9, 2018 / CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY / NADOR UTCA 15, ROOM 103

November 5, 2018

Roundtable discussion:

Knowledge Production, Representation and the Role of Academia

1:00-2:30 p.m. Participants: Eva Fodor (Associate Professor of CEU Gender Studies and Pro-Rector for the Social Sciences and Humanities); Alexandra Oprea (lawyer, author and activist from Columbia University, US); Prem Kumar Rajaram (Associate Professor of CEU Sociology and Social Anthropology); Iulius Rostas (Chair of CEU Romani Studies); Michael Stewart (Recurrent Visiting Professor, CEU Nationalism Studies Program).

 Moderator: Marton Rovid, CEU post-doctoral fellow

The roundtable aims to discuss the role of scientific and expert knowledge production in the oppression and/or empowerment of under-represented groups in academia and to explore various forms of relationships between the researcher and the researched.

2:30-3:00 p.m. Coffee Break (Nador utca 15/lower foyer)

Book Launch: The Romani Women’s Movement: Struggles and Debates in Central and Eastern Europe

3:00-3:20 p.m. Introductory remarks by editors:

Angela Kocze (Assistant Professor of CEU Romani Studies and Academic Director of Roma Graduate Preparation Program)

Violetta Zentai (Co-Director and Research Fellow at CEU Center for Policy Studies)

Jelena Jovanovic (Policy and research coordinator, ERGO Network, Brussels, Belgium)

Eniko Vincze (Professor at Faculty of European Studies, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania)

3:20 – 3:50 p.m. Reflections on the book

Elissa Helms (Associate Professor, CEU Department of Gender Studies)

Wanda Balzano (Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Wake Forest University, US)

3:50-5:10 p.m. Roundtable discussion with authors

Participants: Gwendolyn Albert (independent human rights activist); Lidia Balogh (Hungarian Academy of Sciences); Jelena Jovanovic (ERGO Network, Brussels, Belgium); Vera Kurtic (Women Space, Serbia); Letitia Mark (Roma Educational and Cultural Center, Timisoara, Romania); Alexandra Oprea (Columbia University, US); Jelena M. Savic (independent scholar); Eniko Vincze (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania).                                                               

Moderators: Angela Kocze and Violetta Zentai

5:15 p.m. Reception (Nador utca 15/lower foyer)

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