Toma Stefánia

    PERSONAL DATA

    Date of birth: 31 May 1976
    Place of birth:
    Braşov, Braşov
    E-mail:
    s.toma@ispmn.gov.ro

     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    Name of institution: Corvinus University of Budapest, Sociology PhD School, Budapest, Hungary
    Title of qualification awarded: Phd Candidate
    Period: 2003 - present

    Name of institution: Babeş - Bolyai University, Faculty of European Studies, Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology Masters programme, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Title of qualification awarded
    : MA in Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology
    Period:
    1999 - 2001

    Name of institution: Babeş - Bolyai University, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Sociology Department, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Title of qualification awarded
    : BA in Sociology
    Period:
    1995 - 1999

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities
    Locality: Cluj-Napoca
    Country: Romania
    Position held: Researcher
    Period: November 2007 - present

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: Research center on Interethnic Relations
    Locality: Cluj-Napoca
    Country: Romania
    Position held: Sociologist
    Period: October 1999 - present

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: Soros Foundation Romania
    Locality: Bucharest
    Country: Romania
    Position held: researcher
    Period: May 2011 - May 2012

     

    PARTICIPATION AT CONFERENCES

    2016, October 3-14, Study visit (together with Fosztó László) at the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), Department of Equality and Citizens' Rights in the framework of the proiectului SocioRoMap - Socio-graphic mapping of the Roma Communities in Romania for a community-level monitoring of changes with regard to Roma integration, financed through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 (RO25), Wien, Austria.

    2016, September 13-17, Title of presentation: "Socio-Economic Determinants of Migration Patterns of Romanian Roma", International Conference and Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden.

    2016, May 26-27, Title of presentation (together with Fosztó László): "MIGROM - The Migration of the Roma from Romania", conference organised by the RIRNM together with the Institute for Minority Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    2016, April 14-16, Title of presentation: „Roma Migration versus The Migration of the Roma within Europe: The Role of Ethnic Networks and Interethnic Ties in the European Mobility of the Roma ", 21st Annual Global Covention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA.

    2016, April 6, workshop „Is contemporary Europe moving towards Fascism?", organised by prof. Douglas R. Holmes and prof. Juraj Buzalka at the Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University, SUNY, Binghamton, USA.

    2016, March 30-31, Consortium meeting of the MIGROM - The migration of Romanian Roma to Western Europe: Causes, Effects, and Future Engagement Strategies), Granada, Spain.

    2016, January 12-17, Consortium meeting of the MIGROM - The migration of Romanian Roma to Western Europe: Causes, Effects, and Future Engagement Strategies), Manchester, GB.

    2015, November 19-21, Title of presentation (together with Fosztó László): „Magyar kötödésű romák Erdélyben" (Roma with Hungarian Affiliation in Transylvania), at the Annual Conference of the Hungarian Sociological Association organised together with the Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.

    2015, November 16-17, Title of presentation (together with Fosztó László): „Migration of the Romanian Roma and the Diversification of the Economic Niches for Social Mobility" , International Conference „Global Migration Processes and Hungary - Challenges and responses" Institute for Minority Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.

    2015, June 17-19, Title of presentation (together with Fosztó László and Cătălina Tesăr): „Causes and Consequences of International Migration of Roma - the interplay of economic, religious factors and changes in social networks", International Conference of the Society for Romanian Studies „Linking Past, Present and Future: The 25th Anniversary of Regime Change in Romania and Moldova (1989/1991)", Political Sciences faculty, Bucharest University, Bucharest, Romania.

    2015, June 11-12, Consortium Meeting of the MIGROM - The migration of Romanian Roma to Western Europe: Causes, Effects, and Future Engagement Strategies), Verona, Italy.

    2015, February 26-27, Discussant at the International Conference „Dialogues on Roma Participation. Practice, Actors, Institutions, Alternative Models", organised by the  Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, Comenius University, CVEK, and Roma Institute financed by the European Academic Network on Romani Studies (EANRS). Bratislava, Slovakia.

    2014, December 11, Title of presentation (together with Fosztó László): „Causes or Consequences of International Migration of Roma - the interplay of economic, religious factors and changes in social networks" Annual International Conference of INTEGRIM Network "Fissures and Ruptures in European Societies: Masses, Migrants and Minorities", Central European University. Budapest, Hungary.

    2014, November 27-29, organising panel (together with Fosztó László) "Roma in the Carpathian Basin" at the Annual Conference of the Hungarian Sociological Association  intitulată „Nationhood in the Carpathian Basin", Babes-Bolyai University, faculty of Sociology and Social Work. November 28, plenary presentation „The Roma? Beneficiaries of Social Assistance. Dissonant Attitudes of Social Providers", Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    2014, November 21-22, organising panel (together with Horváth István) "Classification Games. Data Production and Conceptualisation of Ethnic Categories", Annual Conference of the Romanian Society of Social and Cultural Anthropology „Modes of Appropriation and Social Resistance", Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Political Sciences, RIRNM. Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    2014, September 18-22, Title of presentation: „Fusion or Fission? The Everyday Politics of Alterity in Multiethnic Communities in Romania", 7th International Congress of InASEA "Cultures of Crisis. Experiencing and Coping With Upheavals and Disasters in Southeast Europe", Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.

    2014, September 10-13, Title of presentation: „'The Roma? Beneficiaries of Social Assistance'. Social workers' Attitudes toward Romanian Roma" International Conference and Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society, Ethnology Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia.

    2014, July 31 - August 4, Title of presentation: „Fusion or Fission? The Everyday Economy of Alterity in Multiethnic Communities in Romania" Biannual International Conference of EASA "Collaboration, Intimacy, Revolution - Innovation and Continuity in an Interconnected World", Tallinn University. Tallinn, Estonia.

    2014, June 12-14, Title of presentation: „The Roma - Dangerous Outsiders or the Significant Others. The Everyday Politics of Alterity in Multiethnic Communities in Romania", ASN International Conference "Nationalist Responses to Economic and Political Crises", Nationalities Studies Programme at the Central European University and Tom Lantos Institute, Budapest, Hungary.

    2014, April 6-7, Consortium Meeting of the MIGROM - The migration of Romanian Roma to Western Europe: Causes, Effects, and Future Engagement Strategies), Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    2013, September 12-13, Title of presentation: "Godparenthood: Strategy and Trust among Roma and non-Roma in Romania", International Conference and Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society, Stratclyde Univesity, Glasgow, GB.

    2013, July 1-4, Title of presentation: "Real Godparents" and the Other Ones: Ritual Kinship among the Roma and non-Roma in România", 11th International Congress of SIEF, Tartu, Estonia.

    2013, June 19-21, Launch Conference MIGROM - The migration of Romanian Roma to Western Europe: Causes, Effects, and Future Engagement Strategies, Manchester, GB.

    2013, April 11-14, organising international workshop "Gender, Ethnicity and Class in Roma Studies: Whither Intersectionality?", financed by European Academic Network on Romani Studies (EANRS), Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    2013, April 1-12, Title of presentation: "Fortressization of Europe: The Migration of Romanian Roma", at the "European Intensive Programme - Roma Rights and Discrimination - Approaches of a Right Based Social and Educational Work", BBU, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    2012, September 18-23, Title of presentation: "Institutional Context and Everyday Practices of Romani Language Teaching in Romania", International Conference and Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society, Istanbul, Turkey.

    2012, June 2-10, Public lecture at the CBEES Advanced Seminars: "Roma in Romania. The Last Drop of Ethnic Conflicts", together with Vitos Katalin (RIRNM), Södertörns Högskola, CBEES (Center for Baltic and East European Studies), Stockholm, Sweden.

    2012, April 11-12, Title of presentation (together with Fosztó László): "A cigányság helyzete és tagoltsága Erdélyben (Situation and Structure of Roma Population in Transylvania), International Conference "Kinek a dolga? Cigányság - egyházak - Erdély - Románia. (Whose responsability is? Roma - Churches - Transylvania - Romania), Târgu-Mureș, Romania.

    2012, April 18-20, Title of presentation: "Uniunea Europeană versus Fortress Europe. Unele considerații asupra migrației romilor din România" (European Union versus Fortress Europe. Some thoughts on the migration of the Roma from Romania), International Conference in the framework of the EU-Inclusive project: "Transfer de date și experiențe privind integrarea pe piața muncii a romilor dintre România, Bulgaria, Italia și Spania" (Data transfer and exchange of good practices regarding the inclusion of Roma population between Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and Spain), Soros Foundation Romania, Bucharest, Romania.

    2012, April 17, Title of presentation: "Informális kapcsolatok és interetnikus konfliktusok vegyes etnikumú településeken (Informal Networks and Interethnic Conflicts in ethnically mixed localities), Forum of Young Researchers and PhD Students in Social Sciences, Corvinus University, Budapesta, Hungary.

    2011, October 16-18, Regional Expert Meeting "Promoting the Right to Quality Education for Roma People", Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia, UNESCO, Belgrade, Serbia.

    2011 April 17-21, Title of presentation: „From the Margins of Society into Conflicts: The Roma in Romania", SIEF International Conference „People Make Places  - Ways of Feeling the World", Lisbon, Portugal.

    2011 March 6-9, Title of presentation: „Roma/Gypsy Communities on the Move: the Conditions and Impact of Migration in two Ethnically Mixed Villages in Eastern Transylvania (Romania)" at the international Workshop "Migration and its Effects on Demographic and Economic Development in CEE - Generations in Dialogue" organized by ERSTE Foundation, Wien, Austria.

    2010 December 2-4, Title of presentation: „Causes, Consequences and the "Last Drop": Ethnic Conflicts in Romania" at the Internacional Conference „Remaking the Social. New Risks and Solidarities", First Internacional Conference of the Romanian Society of Sociologists,  "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    2010 November 30, Title of presentation: „Approaches to the social inclusion of the Roma: targeted and general measures in Romania" at the Open Session of the Working Group on Roma Inclusion „Bringing Academy and Policy together to Benefit Roma Communities in Europe", European Parliament, Bruxelles, Belgium.

    2009 October 9-10, Organizing International Conference „Two Decades of Scholarship. Romani Studies in Romania", RIRNM, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    2009 September 10-11, Title of presentation: „Segregation and Ethnic Conflicts in Romania  - The Last Drop", at the International Conference „Extremism and the Roma and Sinti in Europe: Challenges, Risks and Responses", OSCE-ODIHR, University College London, UK.

    2009 May 15-23, International Expert Exchange Programme Leonardo da Vinci - Lifelong Learning Programme „TravelCare", IAL Piemonte (Italy), RIRNM (Cluj), NAR (Timisoara).

    2009 March 5-7, Titles of presentations: „Aspects of Segregation and De-segregation in the Education of Roma Children in Romania - a Case Study in a Multiethnic Community"; „Models of Ethnic Segregation. Discrimination and Conflicts in Multiethnic Rural Communities in Romania" (together with Vitos Katalin)  - Stockholm International Conference - Discrimination and Persecution of Roma, Sinti and Travellers, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

    2009 February 17, Title of presentation: „Gettósodás és interetnikus konfliktusok Romániában" (Ghettoization and interethnic conflicts in Romania) - at the conference: Konfliktus, Rasszizmus, Erőszak (Conflict, Rasism, Aggression);  Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

    2009 October 9-10, organization of (together with Fosztó László) the International Conference „Two Decades of Scholarship. Romani Studies in Romania", RIRNM, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    2008 December 18, Title of presentation: „Modele de segregare etnică  - ghettoizare şi relaţii interetnice" (Models of Ethnic Segregation - Ghettoization and interethnic relations) - at the National Minorities' Day, RIRNM, Kriza János Néprajzi Társaság, Research Center on Interethnic Relations, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    2008 November 24-26, Title of presentation: "Unele aspecte ale economiei informale  - strategii de supravieţuire în rândul romilor din România" (Some Aspects of Informal Economy - Survival Strategies of the Roma in Romania) - at the conference „Rom in Italia. Rom in Romania. Percorsi e Conosscenza e interventi sociali". FIERI, RIRNM, Torino, Italy.

    2008 August 26 - 29, Title of presentation: „Measures and Practices of the Educational System Concerning Gypsies: Results of Two Case Studies in Romania and Portugal" (together with Maria Manuela Mendes - PT) -  at the international 10. Biennal EASA Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia .

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Mother tongue: Hungarian


    Writing

    Speaking

    Romanian

    fluent

    fluent

    English

    fluent

    fluent

    Italian

    basic

    basic

    RESEARCH FIELDS

    • Interethnic relations, minority research, Roma/Gypsy research, economic anthropology

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