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The Curatorial Board


Mária Bogdán, media theorist, PhD student

Her main research interest is related to media representation and the modern forms of racism. She has been doing her PhD at the Corvinus University of Budapest, focusing on the mediarepresentation of the Roma in Hungary. She is a Fulbright Alumna and has done part of her PhD research for one year at Columbia University in New York. She made her graduate studies at the University of Pécs and the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest. She is the member of Fulbright Hungary Association, board member of the European Roma Cultural Fundation and the head of the board of the Romaveristas Foundation.


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.  

 

 


 


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.

 

 

 


Acting Managing Director:

Acting Managing Director:

Ágota Szilágy-Kispista



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