Budapest, Hungary

New Frontiers in Romani Studies: Insights from Critical Race Theory

online course
when 28 June 2021 - 9 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 350

This summer course offers a pioneering intellectual inquiry into the dynamics, varieties, and antagonisms of racialization and racial oppression of Romani people in relation to other racialized populations in Europe.

The course examines the links between gender, race, and class in the past and present era of global capitalism and the impact of marketization, financialization on racialized groups, such as Roma. Through the course participants will critically explore the historical formation of intersected racialized and gendered manifestations of oppression at the global and local level.

The summer school addresses the following questions:

What are the insights and limitations of applying critical race theory to the studying the situation of Roma in Eastern European societies?
What are the manifestations and patterns of anti-Romani racisms?
How is it reproduced in different areas of public life?
How could enduring forms of racial injustice be tackled?

Course leader

Angela Kocze, Romani Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Target group

The summer course targets MA and PhD students as well as advanced undergraduate students who have adequate prior study or engagement experience on the subject and make a compelling case in their application/statement of interest.

Romani students are particularly encouraged to apply. The course pays particular attention to the gender and ethnic diversity of its faculty and participants.

Course aim

The summer course aims to provide participants with theoretical, methodological, and analytical
tools to understand the position of Roma in Europe historically and in the present moment and
to contribute to the promotion of social justice and social change in our society. The program
will equip participants with the knowledge, skills and values to understand issues faced by
racialized Roma, to analyze these issues through lenses of critical social theories and to
comprehend the multiple dimensions of Roma’s exclusion and marginalization in Europe and

Credits info

2 EC
Our courses offer ECTS points, which may be accepted for credit transfer by the participants' home universities. Those who wish to obtain these credits should inquire about the possible transfer at their home institution prior to their enrollment.

Fee info

EUR 350: payable until May 28, 2021


Currently enrolled students and employees of the Open Society University Network (OSUN member institutions ) as well as currently enrolled students of CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences are eligible for a tuition waiver