Romani Studies lecture


Date: 5th Apr 2016

Professor Elena Marushiakova, the President of the Gypsy Lore Society and an expert in the field of Romani Studies who is funded under the Leverhulme Distinguished Visiting Scholars Scheme, was invited to hold a talk at Buckinghamshire New University as part of the University's free public lecture series.Professor Elena Marushiakova with Professor Margaret Greenfields.

During the lecture, entitled Roma migration in the past and nowadays, Professor Marushiakova discussed issues of Roma migration, outlining how the 'Roma issue' is no longer confined to the post-communist countries of Eastern and Central European but has evolved into a hot topic which remains relevant across Europe.

The lecture was chaired by the Director of the Institute of Diversity Research, Inclusivity, Communities and Society at Bucks New University, Professor Margaret Greenfields, who said:

"This lecture was a superb opportunity for members of the public to join the University community and hear from this distinguished scholar on the issues influencing migration by Roma people, including the impact of discrimination in 'sending countries' and welfare policies and employment opportunities in 'receiving countries'. We were delighted to welcome Professor Marushiakova to the University to hear her discuss her thoughts, research and findings which feed into our current stream of national and international policy work around these migrant populations."

Professor Marushiakova has researched a wide variety of topics across the traditional and modern ethnic cultures of Roma throughout Europe and Asia during her career which spans three decades. Her presentation was part of a series of free public lectures held at Bucks New University which seek to discuss issues affecting the community both locally and nationally.

Find out more about public lectures at Bucks New University here.

Picture: Professor Elena Marushiakova and Professor Margaret Greenfields at the public lecture.


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