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

2 July - 13 July, 2018
Application is closed.

Target group

We invite applications from graduate students worldwide. 

This course is aimed at PhD and MA students, as well as practitioners, and looks to include programming that will appeal to and draw in a larger Romani and non-Romani public. Particularly, we seek to inform the fields of critical studies, Romani studies, feminist and cultural studies, sociology and history. It will appeal to students, scholars, and practitioners currently working in the field of Romani and ethnic studies. We are especially interested in recruiting scholars at an early stage in their career of Romani background, but do welcome applications by non Roma (Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty) with a proven relevant research and teaching record, in the field of performance studies, history, sociology, political science or related humanities and social science disciplines. The interdisciplinary nature of the proposed course will most likely result in a diverse group of participants from a cross-section of disciplines and countries.


The course is primarily aimed at graduate students having some familiarity with Gender Studies, Performance Studies, Visual Arts or Romani Studies. Students will be invited to prepare a paper (c.a. 1000 words) or a performance piece to submit upon admission, which will be circulated in advance to be presented and discussed in groups with other students and faculty.

Language requirement

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.