Category Archives: Interviews

Education means opportunity, possibilities and future. An interview with Manuel Fernández, a Romani student with his sights set on university

Education means opportunity, possibilities and future. An interview with Manuel Fernández, a Romani student with his sights set on university

Manuel Fernández, “Lolo”, as everyone calls him, is a young man from Martorell who, like so many other Roma, stopped studying at a young age. He has nonetheless decided to change course and go back to school. He is now enrolled in a university access programme for people over the age of 25. He wants […]

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Jelen Amador, Romani PhD student

Jelen Amador, Romani PhD student

Jelen Amador, a young Romani from Barcelona’s Zona Franca district, holds of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and is currently pursuing a PhD in Sociology. Jelen just received the first Young Sociologists Prize awarded by the Catalan Studies Institute for her research on the Evangelical Church of Philadelphia and the role played by Romani women […]

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Shedding light on a dark episode. The Great Gypsy Round-up

Shedding light on a dark episode. The Great Gypsy Round-up

Isaac Motos is a researcher who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Murcia. He is coordinator of “Edukaló”, an educational initiative in the province of Alicante whose aim is to promote, respect and support Roma school-age children in their right to obtain an education. Isaac […]

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Marcel Courthiade and the Romani language

Marcel Courthiade and the Romani language

Marcel Courthiade is a professor at the National institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures (INALCO) at the University of Paris. His studies of the Romani language have made him the most prominent expert on our language. One of his latest initiatives is the recent launch of an online Bachelor’s degree programme on Romani culture and […]

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Paco Suárez, seeking the Romani footprint

Paco Suárez, seeking the Romani footprint

Paco Suárez is the director of a Romani orchestra and one of the most knowledgeable experts on the varieties of Romani music found throughout Europe. In recent years, he has carried out serious research on the influence of Romani on classical music. One of his latest collaborations has been with Music4Rom, an initiative that aims […]

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