Romani Women’s Movement and Knowledge Production
Roundtable discussion: Knowledge Production, Representation and the Role of Academia
1:00 – 1:10 Opening Remarks: Liviu Matei (CEU Provost and Pro-Rector)
1:10 – 2:30 p.m. Roundtable discussion
- Eva Fodor (Associate Professor of CEU Gender Studies and Pro-Rector for the Social Sciences and Humanities);
- Alexandra Oprea (lawyer, author and activist from Columbia University, US);
- Prem Kumar Rajaram (Associate Professor of CEU Sociology and Social Anthropology);
- Iulius Rostas (Chair of CEU Romani Studies);
- Michael Stewart (Recurrent Visiting Professor, CEU Nationalism Studies Program).
Moderator: Marton Rovid, CEU post-doctoral fellow
The roundtable aims to discuss the role of scientific and expert knowledge production in the oppression and/or empowerment of under-represented groups in academia and to explore various forms of relationships between the researcher and the researched.
- What is the relation between scientific knowledge production and the struggle for emancipation and (self)representation of oppressed social groups?
- What is the relevance of the identity of the researcher in social sciences?
- How could academic knowledge production contribute to or inhibit the representation of racialized, sexualized and socially excluded groups?
- Under what conditions can participatory action research empower marginalized communities? To what extent is this approach embraced and supported by CEU?
- To what extent do meritocratic universities contribute to epistemic and structural violence? How could universities address these issues?
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break (Nador utca 15/lower foyer)
Book Launch: The Romani Women’s Movement: Struggles and Debates in Central and Eastern Europe
3:00 – 3:20 p.m. Introductory remarks by editors
- Angela Kocze (Assistant Professor of CEU Romani Studies and Academic Director of Roma Graduate Preparation Program)
- Viola Zentai (Co-Director and Research Fellow at CEU Center for Policy Studies)
- Jelena Jovanovic (Policy and research coordinator, ERGO Network, Brussels, Belgium)
- Eniko Vincze (Professor at Faculty of European Studies, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania)
3:20 – 3:50 p.m. Reflections on the book
- Elissa Helms (Associate Professor, CEU Department of Gender Studies)
- Wanda Balzano (Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Wake Forest University, US)
3:50 – 5:10 p.m. Roundtable discussion with authors
- Gwendolyn Albert (independent human rights activist);
- Lidia Balogh (Hungarian Academy of Sciences);
- Jelena Jovanovic (ERGO Network, Brussels, Belgium);
- Alexandra Oprea (Columbia University, US);
- Eniko Vincze (Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania).
Moderators: Angela Kocze and Viola Zentai
5:15 p.m. Reception (Nador utca 15/lower foyer)