Event: The in/visibility of being Romani: Constructions of ethnic belonging among (migrant) Romani communities in Austria

Posted on Thursday 21st November 2013

All are welcome to this event hosted by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), which is being held on Monday 25 November 2013 from 13.00 - 14.00 in Room 417 of the Muirhead Tower.

In this seminar Barbara Tiefenbacher, PhD Researcher at the University of Vienna and Visiting Fellow in IRiS at the University of Birmingham,will compare the formation of ethnic belonging(s) in two different Romani communities: firstly, she will focus on recent begging migration from South Slovakia to Austria´s second largest city of Graz. Migrants in this context are marked and perceived as Roma in public and media from the very beginning. In the second place, she will discuss descendants of former Yugoslav Romani “guest workers” in Vienna, who in the 2nd and 3rd generation have achieved social upward mobility through university education.

More information

For more information go to our events page, or contact Ann Bolstridge, a.bolstridge@bham.ac.uk. Alternatively you can book your place through http://irisromani.eventbrite.co.uk/?s=19541407.