Angela Kocze

Angela Kocze
Central European University | CEU · Romani Studies Program

PhD in Sociology and Social Anthropology

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Introduction
Angéla Kóczé is an Assistant Professor, Chair of Romani Studies, and Academic Director of the Roma Graduate Preparation Program at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. In 2013–2017, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC, USA. She has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters with various international presses, including Palgrave, Routledge

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Examining the reproductive rights of Romani women via historical cases of forced and coerced sterilizations reveals that law and legal doctrine can be both an “enemy” and an “ally”. This article addresses the dissonance in the latest landmark case of the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECtHR) decision regarding the sterilization of Romani women, V...
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This paper draws on the experience of two Romani and three non-Romani scholars in knowledge production on the health and social inequalities experienced by European Roma populations. Together, we explore how we might better account for, and work against, the complex web of dynamic oppressions embedded within processes of academic knowledge producti...
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Racialization and racial oppression of Roma are discursive and structural mechanisms that place them in an imaginary hierarchical classificatory system based on phenotypical, cultural, and social markers and render them as “other”/sub-human. These oppressive discourses became articulated and solidified in concrete social practices, mechanisms, poli...
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Abstract Angéla Kóczé, one of the leading sociologists associated with the “Critical Romani Studies” direction, and director of the Roma Graduate Preparation Program at CEU, has a dialogue with this issue's associate editor, Ana Chirițoiu. They discuss points of contention between “Roma ethnographies” and “critical” scholarship, especially with a v...
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When Orban describes challenging segregation as a violation of “the people’s sense of justice”: where is the conscience of Hungarian, European, American, and other elite intellectuals?
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Introductory chapter to the edited volume The Roma and Their Struggle for Identity in Contemporary Europe, edited by Huub van Baar and Angéla Kóczé, published with Berghahn in Oxford
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Thirty years after the collapse of Communism, and at a time of increasing anti-migrant and anti-Roma sentiment, this book analyses how Roma identity is expressed in contemporary Europe. With backgrounds ranging from political theory and postcolonial, cultural and gender studies to art history, feminist critique and anthropology, the contributors re...
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Thirty years a�fter the collapse of Communism, and at a time of increasing anti-migrant and anti-Roma sentiment, this book analyses how Roma identity is expressed in contemporary Europe. With backgrounds ranging from political theory and postcolonial, cultural and gender studies to art history, feminist critique and anthropology, the contributors r...
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Kóczé analyses the institutional development of the multi-country, joint mediation programme ROMED developed by the Council of Europe and the European Commission. She reflects on the design, ideology, rationale, and strategic function of this programme for ‘intercultural mediation’ and understands it as a development technique aimed at the ‘social...
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The Introduction presents the origins of the new journal "Critical Romani Studies". It discusses why the editors found a new journal. Finally, the paper presents the main features of the new journal.
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The article analyses the politics of ‘double discourse’ in relation to Roma that has evolved in contemporary neoliberal Europe. On the one hand, the double discourse promotes the integration, rights and equal opportunities of Roma, on the other, it denies recognition of, and ways to address, enduring structural violence and rising social insecurity...
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This special issue of Identities, entitled ‘Romaphobia and the media’, examines entrenched and ongoing media coverage of Roma, Gypsy and Traveller people across Europe. The focus is on how the media problematises the Roma, how it constructs a ‘conceptual map’ about Roma people and what this tells us about the societies we live in. This special issu...
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This article analyzes the migration of Roma based on recent public, academic, policy and political debates in connection with two specific case studies in France and Italy. Moreover, it aims to understand how contemporary racialized discourses and neoliberal social and political forces (re)create Roma as a racialized internal ‘other’ to legitimize...
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This paper is grounded in feminist standpoint and critical race theory, intersectionality and a critique of the neoliberal system and austerity to explore Romani women's activism. In-depth interviews with four prominent activists showed the strength of identity and experience growing up as Romani women in their motivation for activism, the complexi...
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Gordon, Agáta. 2011. Magdolna lányai: Az Úrnő könyve (The Womenfolk of the Magdolna Quarter: The Lady’s Book). Budapest: Centrifuga eKiadó. 89 pp. Reviewed by Angéla Kóczé, Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University, North Carolina
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Over the past two decades, in the wake of post-communist transition, the emergence of Romani activism has been an important development accompanying political changes in Central and Eastern Europe. Alongside the emergence of Romani associations, international NGOs have been increasingly involved in the struggle against the discrimination of Roma. A...
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Sterilization of Romani women in contemporary Europe This article investigates the practice of coercive sterilization that primarily affected Romani women in post-war Europe, a topic that has been little researched and theorized in the scholarship on the reproductive rights of racialized ethnic minorities It focuses on the treatment of this issue b...
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This chapter examines the impact of institutionalised racism in Romania and elsewhere in eastern Europe, with an emphasis on the so-called ‘Gypsy problem’ whereby Romani peoples continue to be vilified as a criminal subculture across Europe. It argues that the discrimination against the Roma is a testament to the internal colonialism prevalent both...
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Until recently, most political scientists and historians writing about the Romani ‘movement’ eschewed a consideration of the conjunction of ethnic and gender identity in their analyses, partly as a result of the traditional emphasis on forms of political struggle in which men have taken a leading role. Moreover, recent scholarship on Romani politic...

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