Critical Approaches to Romani Studies
Hybrid conference organized by the Critical Romani Studies Department at Södertörn University and the Romani Studies Program at Central European University, in cooperation with the European Institute for Arts and Culture and the Romani Studies Program at FXB Centre, Harvard University
18-20 May 2022
Draft program https://bit.ly/3vqe1gi
Abstracts and biographies: https://bit.ly/3OHWd7Y
Registration by 13 May at https://forms.office.com/r/LZqk4frYmb
Roma have been an object of academic inquiry for centuries. In spite of the increasing number of articles, studies, and books, especially since the collapse of communism, Roma participation in shaping the discourses on themselves has remained very limited. In the name of scientism and objectivity, Roma have been de facto excluded from knowledge production. Recently, an increasing number of activist scholars has been urging a paradigm shift in Romani Studies to challenge the dominant academic and policy discourses. They propose inquiries into the forms of oppression Roma are facing, the importance of racism and structural discrimination for Roma and Romani identity. The conference brings together junior and senior, Roma and non-Roma scholars embracing critical approaches.
The following parts of the conference are livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/CEURomaniStudiesProgram
- 18 May Wednesday 9.00-11.00: Welcome and Roundtable "Roma civil society in Sweden: Combatting antigypsyism/ anti-Romani racism"
- 18 May Wednesday 17.00-18.00 Launch of the thematic issue “Roma LGBTI, Feminist Movement and Scholarship” of Critical Romani Studies journal
- 18 May Wednesday 18.00-19.00 Book discussions: Romani Liberation, Time for Reparations
- 19 May Thursday 9.30-11.00 Roundtable: Combatting academic antigypsyism / anti-Romani racism
- 20 May - Friday 9.30-11.00 Roundtable: The legacy of eugenic policies and contemporary forms of anti-Romani biopolitics