Anna Fejos is currently a sociology PhD. Fellow at the Bremen International School of social Sciences in thematic Field B “Welfare State and Social Inequalities”. Earlier, she received a diploma in sociology with a minor in Ethnic and Minority Studies from Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, and a master’s degree in Gender Studies from Central European University.
Since her undergraduate studies, she has developed an interest in studying inter-cultural and inter-ethnic relations, specifically those affecting the plight of women, migrant and Roma communities in East-Central Europe. In her dissertation, she aims to unfold structural, as well as everyday inclusions and exclusions that influence the social, cultural and political participation of Roma in Hungary. By using qualitative methodologies, mainly ethnography and in-depth interviewing, she explores how high skilled Roma claim space in various majority dominated professions.
Besides her doctoral research, Anna enjoys developing and participating in various social projects run by civil society organizations or by engaged fellow citizens. In 2010, she was among the funding members of Bagázs Foundation, in 2013 she spent a year at Centar E8 in Belgrade, Serbia, and recently in 2015, she was a volunteer curator assistant at Gallery8 – Roma Contemporary Art Space in Budapest. Anna is always eager to deepen her knowledge in international and interdisciplinary environments, and hopes to acquire through discussions and debate the means to challenge class, gender and ethnic/racial inequalities in theory and in practice.