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Sites of Resistance: Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in school, community and the academy by Andrew Ryder – a book published by the Institute of Education Press University College London

Friday, May 10, 2019, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

“This is a unique book on several counts: The descriptive analyses and case studies are sensitive and accurate, the chosen references and paradigms fit and complement each other well. ...The sociological, socio-political, and anthropological explanations constitute an organic whole with self-reflection, and thus satisfy the epistemological requirements set forth by Bourdieu’s sociology of knowledge and by self-reflexive research methods. And the book has a strong ethical dimension.”

— Miklós Hadas, Critical Romani Studies, vol. 1(2), 182-186, 2018

This account of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller policy and practice in education, social policy and politics is enriched with reflection, theoretical analysis and biographical narratives. It draws on the author’s 25 years’ experience of working as an activist, educationalist and researcher for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller rights.

Sites of Resistance is essential reading for service providers, campaigners and academics. It illustrates how crucial it is that that those at the margins have agency and are empowered in the quest for social justice, and that those in school, community and the academy who are working ‘with’, ‘for’ or ‘on’ Traveller communities reflect critically on their practice.

Dr Andrew Ryder – Corvinus University of Budapest and Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham

Pauline Anderson - Service Director - Learning and Skills – Derby City Council

Dr Tanja Jovanovic – RES Advanced Fellow, Romani Studies Program, CEU

Simona Torotcoi – PhD Student, CEU

The Seminar will discuss:

Grassroots activism and critical pedagogy

Intersectionalism and solidarity

Inclusive schools

Inclusive research and knowledge production

Social Europe and transformative Change

Venue: Central European University (CEU)

1051, Budapest, Nador u. 15. room 101 Quantum

Time: May 10, 2019 12:00-14:00

RSVP by 5PM, May 8, 2019:

Live streaming:,Sites_of_Resistance_Panel_Discussion