Research Puzzles and Competing Approaches to Studying Roma Migration

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Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 9:00am
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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 9:00am to 1:10pm


Workshop within the framework of the Annual Conference of the INTEGRIM Network

“Research Puzzles and Competing Approaches to Studying Roma Migration”

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The aim of the workshop is to bring senior and junior scholars together who work on topics related to various aspects of migration, Roma, and Roma migration. Roma migration has been increasingly in the focus of scholarly interest as Roma, generally losers of the transition from state-socialist economies to capitalism, started to migrate from poorer regions and countries to wealthier ones as part of their survival strategies under the new circumstances. In the last two decades the migration process has been varied both with regard to its extent and composition of migrants. For many years, Roma have sought refugee status in Western European countries but were turned away, however, with the opening up of the labor markets and /or borders for new member states, migration intensified and brought about intense political and social rejection in several EU member states. The process raises a number of new questions both in sending and receiving countries concerning migration.

Invited speakers:

Judit Durst, Department of Anthropology, University College London (United Kingdom)
“’This is getting to be like Canada’: Transnational economic strategies of Hungarian Roma migrating to Canada and then to the UK. A comparative study”

Alexey Pamporov, Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia, Bulgaria)
“Research tools and methodological issues in the study of Roma migration within the European Union”

Giovanni Picker, Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
“Policy logic and the spatial segregation of Roma in urban Europe: The cases of Florence and Cluj-Napoca”

Stefánia Toma & László Fosztó, The Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities (Cluj, Romania)
“MIGROM - Causes or consequences of international migration of Roma - the interplay of economic, religious factors and changes in social networks”

The INTEGRIM Network’s early-stage researchers will act as discussants.