Anthropology, Policy studies, Political science, Romani studies, Sociology


The summer course is part of the Roma in European Society Initiative funded by the Velux Foundations, Open Society Foundations Roma Initiatives Office, and the Roma Education Fund, in cooperation with Council of Europe.

Course date

3 July - 14 July, 2017
15 March, 2017
The application deadline has expired. Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Course Director(s): 

Ethel Brooks

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA

Iulius Rostas

Romani Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Course Faculty: 

Nicoleta Bitu

Center for Romani Studies, National School of Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Colin Clark

School of Media, Culture and Society, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), UK

Timea Junghaus

The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture, Berlin, Germany

Angela Kocze

Romani Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Delaine Le Bas

Artist, UK

Marton Rovid

Romani Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Andrew Ryder

Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary

The aim of this CEU Summer School is to link participating students and scholars with a transnational network of scholars, performers, community activists, and artists in order to investigate the usage and potential of critical performance as a socially engaged practice within and between Romani communities. The questions this summer school aims to address are: What is the relationship between Romani performance, Romani iterations of performativity and hegemonic knowledge production? What are the slippages amongst these practices? What is the potential in these slippages and iterations for different forms of agency, especially in light of the current violence confronting Romani subjects across Europe? The summer school will serve as a platform from which we can develop communities of scholarship and practice that feature Roma at their center, as well as a mentoring network, scholarly outputs and practical engagement with Romani communities through performance, artistic and scholarly practice.

Key topics will include Romani identity, Policy making towards Roma, Critical social sciences, The state of Romani studies, Romani women and feminist perspectives, Antigypsyism, Mobility and nomadism, Performativity and Romani identity.