Education, ethnicity and gender: Biographies of Roma and Sinti women in Germany

Location
Room 113 - Muirhead Tower
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Dates
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 (11:00-12:30)
Download the date to your calendar (.ics file)
Contact

Ann Bolstridge
Email: a.bolstridge@bham.ac.uk

Julia Reimer, University of Bamberg, Germany

Roma and Sinti are facing social marginalization within the German education system. This presentation from Julie Reimer of the University of Bamberg, Germany, is a report of an ongoing research project (in the context of a doctoral dissertation) that brings into focus that especially Roma and Sinti women are confronted with various levels of discrimination as they belong to a certain ethnicity and are female.

The project is based on autobiographical narrative interviews with Roma and Sinti women in Germany and is dealing with processes of social exclusion especially in the field of education but also with the women´s strategies of resistance and self-realization. It tries to answer the question how biographies of Roma and Sinti women are shaped concerning their self-conception as women and education processes. The study also wants to offer some first ideas how support (especially from teachers and social workers) for women can be effectively organized and discrimination can be reduced or even anticipated.  

To book your place, please contact Ann Bolstridge, a.bolstridge@bham.ac.uk.