Racism Experiences of Romani and Sinti People

Experiences of Racism among Roma and Sinti People

Project duration: 01/09/2019 - 31/10/2020

Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Iman Attia

Project staff: Isidora Randjelović, José Fernández, Olga Gerstenberg

In a qualitative study, Roma and Sinti people are interviewed about their experiences with racism. The starting point of the triangulating study is the assumption that experiences with racism of this heterogeneous group are partly consistent and partly specific, especially when intersectional dimensions such as class, gender, sexuality, religion, national origin, legal status and others are being taken into account.
Differentiated insights into concrete experiences and specific contexts serve to understand the network of interlocking practices, the spiral of discrimination, the mechanisms of racism and its subjective effects. Against this background, measures are drafted to raise racism awareness and to transform discriminatory routines and regulations. The study is funded by the Independent Commission "Antiziganism" at the Ministry of the Interior.

Funding: Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community