Stefánia Toma

Stefánia Toma
The Romanian Institute For Research On National Minorities | ISPMN · Research

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Introduction
I am a researcher at the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities (ISPMN). My area of interests includes return migration, anthropology of ethnic minorities and ethnic relations, economic anthropology and sociology of education. Currently she is involved in the HOMInG: The Home-Migration Nexus ERC project hosted by Paolo Boccagni at the University of Trento.
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November 2007 - present
The Romanian Institute For Research On National Minorities
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Publications (36)
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Bringing together the work of scholars from across Europe, this book shows how Simmel's categories can be used to explore contemporary issues and further shed light on trends characteristic of global modernity. Thematically organised around the major societal challenges currently faced by developed countries – those of making societies that are inc...
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https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-52588-0_8 The aim of the article (The empirical material leading to the present chapter results from the research effort “MigRom—The Immigration of Romanian Roma to Western Europe: Causes, effects, and future engagement strategies”, a project funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Progr...
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This open access volume provides an understanding of the different aspects of success, school continuity and social mobility among European Roma, including the motives justifying the high rates of school dropout and failure among this group. It offers a critical and reflexive perspective about social reality from a multidisciplinary and transversal...
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Rationalities ´Knowable´ With his relentless work in defining the patterns of sociological analysis, both in conceptual and methodological terms, Weber has been one of the authors who has contributed the most to the objectivity of sociological knowledge, especially with regard to alternatives to positivism in social sciences. The aim of this RS is/...
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https://homing.soc.unitn.it/2020/07/08/covid-19-and-research-on-home-and-migration-homingers-tales-from-the-field-3-stefania-toma/
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This HOMInG Working Paper presents the main directions of research in Romania as regards the migration of Romanian citizens and their remittance houses. It provides an overview on 'pride houses' and 'Gypsy palaces', two types of remittance buildings that gained attention in the public opinion. Both are attractions-'touristic' and 'professional' one...
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The volume edited by Sam Beck and Ana Ivasiuc was inspired by an international conference organized in Bucharest in 2014 with the aim to discuss the contribution of Nicolae Gheorghe, a well-known Roma activist and researcher, to the dialog between research and activism and modes of optimally converging knowledge from one domain to another. Editor S...
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The westward migration of the Eastern European Roma after the demise of the state socialist regimes led to public discussions, in particular concerning the destination countries. The disputes became even more intense after the enlargement of the European Union (2007) when citizens of Bulgaria and Romania could travel unrestrictedly within the EU. W...
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In the past 20 years, Romanian migration has grown from small numbers to one of the largest migratory flows in Europe. Much of the literature on this topic covers case studies of the labor migration of ethnic Romanians. In the past few years, there has also emerged a literature focusing on the migration of the Romanian Roma. As these two broad topi...
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Migration has a significant impact on the home communities of the migrants through financial and social remittances. There is an ongoing debate about the effects of migration on local development between proponents of approaches inspired by "development optimism" on the one hand, and those that are focused more on the negative consequences. Our stu...
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In the past 20 years, Romanian migration has grown from small numbers to one of the largest migratory flows in Europe. Much of the literature on this topic covers case studies of the labor migration of ethnic Romanians. In the past few years, there has also emerged a literature focusing on the migration of the Romanian Roma. As these two broad topi...
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1 The aim of our article is to inquire into the interconnectedness of local social context, mobility processes and social transformations. We argue that migratory patterns of the local Roma population in ethnically mixed communities are shaped by the degree and modes of maintenance of social distance between the Roma and local majority. While socia...
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Andria Timmer’s volume is persuasive and rich-in-detail account of the hindrances and shortcomings of the modus operandi of educational Roma NGOs and organizations that work with Roma in Hungary. The approach is problem-centered and critical, sometimes offering unequivocal hints on approaches NGOs should take in order to have an effective impact on...
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Kivonat Az írás bemutatja néhány eredményét a MIGROM-Th e immigration of Romanian Roma to Western Europe: Causes, Consequences, and Future engagement strategies projektnek, amely az Európai Unió Hetedik Keretprogramjának (FP7-GA319901) támogatásával valósult meg. A romániai kutatócsoport a migráns romák származási településein végzett terepmunkát,...
Technical Report
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Report on the research project MigRom: The immigration of Romanian Roma to Western Europe: Causes, effects, and future engagement strategies, funded under teh call - "Dealing with diversity and cohesion: the case of the Roma in the European Union", a project funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme (GA319901) See more: http://...
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To adhere to the European Union, Romania was obliged to adopt the entire range of international human rights laws for children's rights, disability rights, women's rights, minority rights and non-discrimination. However, Romania's practice of human rights falls behind the letters of these laws, especially for populations exposed to intersectional v...
Technical Report
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Report on the research project MigRom: The immigration of Romanian Roma to Western Europe: Causes, effects, and future engagement strategies, funded under teh call - "Dealing with diversity and cohesion: the case of the Roma in the European Union", a project funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme (GA319901) See more: http://...
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EU Inclusive. Data Transfer and Exchange of Good Practices regarding the Inclusion of Roma Population between Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and Spain https://www.reyn.eu/resources/roma-inclusion-romania/

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This Special Issue seeks to understand the impacts of the (post) Covid-19 pandemic as experienced by the Roma in different European countries, both in terms of difficulties and also opportunities that opened up. The Deadline for the manuscripts is 31 December 2022. Just before the party.