The Centre for Jerusalem Studies - al Quds University
cordially invites you to a public lecture by
Dr. Aidan McGarry
“A Very Modern Apartheid:
Socio-Spatial Exclusion of Roma in Eastern Europe ”
Roma are the most marginalised and excluded minority group in Europe. Numbering 12 million across Europe, Roma face prejudice, discrimination and social exclusion in their daily lives which impacts on their ability to get a job, to access healthcare and education. This presentation will focus on housing, particularly on socio-spatial segregation and what this means for territoriality, identity and belonging. It will draw upon theories of advanced marginalisation, human geography, and public policy. Then it will offer a comparative case study based on field research in two of the largest Roma settlements in the world, in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia and in Košice in eastern Slovakia.
on Tuesday, May 31th @ 6 pm
at Al-Quds University Public Library, Aqabet Al-Rasas, the Old City
The Lecture will be in English
Dr. Aidan McGarry is a Principal Lecturer in Politics at the University of Brighton, UK. He has written four books on Roma, Migration in Europe, Identity and Romaphobia. His research has been published in leading international journals, and he was recently awarded £250,000 by the AHRC to lead a project on the political voice of marginalized communities during the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul.