Igor Kostic (Serbia)
Internship at Lisbon-Porto-Figueira da Foz
Portugal (July-August 2018)
My main task was to learn about the Roma in Portugal and the nature of their connection to the story of Maria Severa Onofriana and Fado music with the intent of complementing the known facts about Severa's life and image with the knowledge and narratives of Fado professionals.
How does the internship advance your future career?
Besides practicing research skills, during the intenship, I have made connections with Roma activists in Portugal and learn first-hand about the socio-economic situation of Roma in another country, as well as types of stereotypes and discrimination that they are facing in everyday life.