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The International Advisory Committee:

  • Prof. Ian F. Hancock
    Director of the Romani Archives and Documentation Center, Austin, Texas, USA
     
  • Mrs. Cornelia Holsten
     
  • Prof. Monroe Price
    director of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School (University of Pennsylvania) and the Chair of the Center for Media and Communication Studies of the Central European University in Budapest
     
  • Mr. Romani Rose
    Director of the Heidelberg Documentation Center and Archive
     
  • Mr. Ferenc Snetberger
    world famous guitar player, founder Camp Europe Felsoors

It is envisioned that the decisions of the Curatorial Board will be supported with the ongoing advice and input of the International Advisory Committee. The members of the International Advisory Committee are invited by the Board to extend the horizon of ERCF, to ensure international representation in the ERCF leadership, and to connect the ERCF initiatives to the international arts and culture scene.

 
The Supervisory Board:

Andrea Gruber, CEE regional director of Pressley Ridge Foundation

Andrea Gruber, CEE regional director of Pressley Ridge Foundation

Andrea Gruber currently works for Pressley Ridge as the Director of Central and East European Operations. In her position she is responsible for establishing Pressley Ridge’s Regional Training Center and Demonstration Site based in Hungary, as well as for setting up operations in other countries of the region. Ms. Gruber received her master’s degree in Economic and Social Development from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh where she continued to serve as an adjunct instructor teaching skills courses in development management, such as ‘Training of trainers’, and the ‘Logframe and Development Planning’. She is currently finishing up a PhD degree in International Development and Public Administration at the same school. As a Hungarian national Ms. Gruber worked on USAID’s Strengthening Civil Society project in Hungary. She served as a Training Manager and as an Advocacy Program Manager working closely with grassroots level NGOs in Hungary on organizational capacity building. She is a co-founder of a Hungarian national youth organization, the work of which she managed for five years.



Anna Lujza Szász, sociologist, PhD student

Anna Lujza Szász, sociologist, PhD student

Anna Lujza Szász, sociologist, did a Master in ’Nationalism Studies’ at Central European University and a year later graduated from University College London with an MA in ’Culture, Identity and Power’. Currently she has been a Doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Program, Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest. She was a junior researcher at the Institue of Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; she has been working as a junior resesarcher at the Wiesenthal Institute, Vienna. Her research involves Roma contemporary visual art; ethical, pedagogical, political implication of various practices of ethnicity, historical remembrance; dynamics between domination and resistance; and the ethnic dimension in structural formations.  

 

 


 

The Supervisory Board supervises the activities of the Curatorial Board. The Supervisory Board prepares a yearly financial and legal auditing report for the information of the Founder, as required by the Hungarian foundation regulations.


The Curatorial Board:


The executive body of ERCF is the Curatorial Board (4 members). It includes established experts of the field in minority culture and representation:


Tímea Junghaus – curator, art historian

Tímea Junghaus – curator, art historian

Executive Director

Tímea Junghaus graduated from Eötvös Loránd University’s (Hungary), department of art history. She is author and co-editor of the comprehensive publication on European Roma visual art, Meet Your Neighbours – Contemporary Roma Art from Europe (OSI Publication, 2006). She was curator of the Roma Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale. She is currently finishing her PhD studies at Eötvös Loránd University’s Doctoral School of Phylosophy, in Film Media- and Cultural Theory. Since 2010 she is employed as a young researcher of the Institute for Art History, at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She is the executive director of the European Roma Cultural Foundation. tjunghaus@romacult.org

 


Angéla Kóczé, PHD candidate in Sociology and Social Anthropology

Angéla Kóczé, PHD candidate in Sociology and Social Anthropology

Angéla Kóczé, PhD is a sociologist. Currently she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Wake Forest University as well as research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology and affiliated research fellow at the Central European University, Center for policy Studies. Kocze  has done several research mainly focused on social and legal inequalities of Roma in the various European countries as well as  on the intersection of gender ethnicity and class regarding minority and migrant population in Europe.  She has written extensively about the racialization and the unequal access to social, economic and political rights of Roma in Europe. Some of her work was published in various books by Palgrave, Ashgate as well as international organizations such as UNDP.

 In 2013 Angela Kocze academic scholarship has been honored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C. wherein she received the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award for her interdisciplinary research approach combining political activism and policy making with in-depth participatory research studies on the situation of Roma living in Hungary and elsewhere. 
 

Kocze besides her academic career also worked as a senior policy adviser in the Hungarian government (2004-2008) and funding director of the European Roma Information Office (ERIO) in Brussels (2003-2004), as well as she is a former director of the human rights education program at the European Roma Rights Centre (1998-2003) in Budapest, Hungary.  Kocze was the founding director of the Romaversitas higher educational program (1996) in Budapest which offers a scholarship and mentorship for underprivileged Roma minority university students.s a sociologist, research fellow in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She is former funding director of the European Roma Information Office (ERIO) in Brussels, as well as the former director of the human rights education programme at the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) in Budapest, Hungary. Moreover, she was the founding director of the Romaversitas program in Budapest which offers a scholarship and mentorship for Roma university students. She is active in the Romani movement for the emancipation of Roma in Europe, and has a particular research and policy interest in issues of women's political representation and social justice.


habil. Prof. Dr. Éva Judit Kovács, PhD in Sociology

habil. Prof. Dr. Éva Judit Kovács, PhD in Sociology

Éva Judit Kovács, sociologist, senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the Hungarian Academy of Sience. Her research involves ethnicity, ethnic coexistence, equal opportunities, the empirical appearance of historical remembrance, and also the social proprieties, norms, ideologies and dialogues regulating these phenomena.


Sarolta Péli, art historian

Sarolta Péli, art historian

Sarolta Péli, art historian, studied at Eötvös Lóránd University's Faculty of Arts, majoring in History of Art and German in Budapest. Since 2007 she has been working at Pax TV, a religion-themed public broadcast channel as an editor. The goals of the station include presenting the history and cultural background of different religions, premiering documentaries on art and culture and supporting minorities. In 2007 as a co-founder she started the shortfilm festival EUShorts in Budapest. As a cultural manager she organizes exhibitions, helps prepare documentary films and manages youth workshops.



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