Angela Kocze

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Angela Kocze is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem (NC) and affiliated research fellow at the Center for Policy Studies of Central European University, Budapest. She is the principle investigator of a research project (2013-16) on Institutionalization of Romani Politics After 1989 in Hungary, funded by the Hungarian Social Research Fund. Her research focuses on the intersection between gender, ethnicity, and class as well as the social and legal inequalities of Roma in various European counties.  She has published several peer-reviewed academic articles, book chapters in various international presses including Palgrave Macmillan, Ashgate and Central European University Press, as well as several thematic policy papers related to social inclusion, gender equality, social justice and civil society. She is currently preparing a book on the Romani women political representation and social struggles in post-socialist Europe. In 2013, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., honored Kocze with the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award for her interdisciplinary research approach combining community engagement and policy making with in-depth participatory research on the situation of Roma. Outside of her academic career, she worked as a Senior Policy Adviser in the Hungarian Government, was a director of the human rights education program at the European Roma Rights Center, and was the founding director of the Romaversitas program in Budapest, which offers scholarship and mentorship to underprivileged students. 

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