The Romani Elders

Administrative Team

The Romani Elders


Tímea Junghaus, Art Historian 

Tímea Junghaus is an art historian and contemporary art curator of Roma origin. She is author and co-editor of the comprehensive publication on European Roma visual art, Meet Your Neighbors – Contemporary Roma Art from Europe (2006). She was curator of the First Roma Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Contemporary Art Biennale. She has researched and published extensively on the conjunctions of modern and contemporary art with critical theory, with particular reference to issues of cultural difference, colonialism, and minority representation. She is currently concluding her PhD studies in Film Media- and Cultural Theory at the Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest. Since 2010 she is employed as a researcher of the Institute for Art History, at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Junghaus received the Kairos- European Cultural Prize in 2007, since than she is the founding director of the European Roma Cultural Foundation ( a Budapest-based independent ngo.

Angéla Kóczé, PhD, Sociologist

Angéla Kóczé is a sociologist, research fellow in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She is former funding director of the European Roma Information Office (ERIO) in Brussels, as well as the former director of the human rights education programme at the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) in Budapest, Hungary. Moreover, she was the founding director of the Romaversitas program in Budapest which offers a scholarship and mentorship for Roma university students. She is active in the Romani movement for the emancipation of Roma in Europe, and has a particular research and policy interest in issues of women's political representation and social justice. 

Anna Lujza Szász, Sociologist, PhD student

Anna Lujza Szász, sociologist, did a Master in ’Nationalism Studies’ at Central European University and a year later graduated from University College London with an MA in ’Culture, Identity and Power’. Currently she has been a Doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Program, Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest. She was a junior researcher at the Institue of Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; she has been working as a junior resesarcher at the Wiesenthal Institute, Vienna. Her research involves Roma contemporary visual art; ethical, pedagogical, political implication of various practices of ethnicity, historical remembrance; dynamics between domination and resistance; and the ethnic dimension in structural

PR director: Mária Bogdán, lecturer at University of Pécs, Institute of Cultural Sciences

Mária Bogdán has been doing her PhD from Communication at the University of Pécs. She researches modern racism and its appearance in the media focusing on the Roma in Hungary. She’s a Fulbright Alumna and has done part of her PhD research for one year at the Columbia University in the City of New York. She made her graduate studies at the University of Pécs and at the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest. During her studies she was a scholar of the Romaversitas Foundation where her tutor was Miklós Jancsó film director. She works as an assistant lecturer at the University of Pécs in the Department of Communication and Media Studies and previously was a lecturer at the Corvinus University of Budapest and at other departments of the University of Pécs.  Beside the scientific field she had been working as a journalist since her student years at different television programs and radio stations (e.g. Roma Magazin, Radio C, Radio Tilos) and currently sometimes publishes articles in different art and literary journals. She is a member of the Fulbright Hungary Association and of the Hungarian Academy of Communications. In March 2010 she was awarded by the Silver Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (civil division).

Scientific Consultant: habil. Prof. Dr. Éva Judit Kovács, sociologist

Éva Judit Kovács is a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the Hungarian Academy of Sience. Her research involves ethnicity, ethnic coexistence, equal opportunities, the empirical appearance of historical remembrance, and also the social proprieties, norms, ideologies and dialogues regulating these phenomena.

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