To dynamize the ERIAC membership community from within and ensure smooth communication across ERIAC statutory bodies, ERIAC has recently launched a call for ERIAC thematic section coordinators. The thematic section coordinators – facilitating the work in Arts and Culture; History and Commemoration; Media and Communication; Research and Publication; Romani Language sections – will be responsible for the following tasks:
After a competitive call, the Barvalipe Academy members which acted as the selection committee, has selected the five thematic sections coordinators. We are happy to finally announce their names today!
Dragan Ristić was born September 9, 1972 in Valjevo, Serbia. He graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in the Department of Management and Production of Theatre, Radio and Culture. In 2005, started Master Studies at Faculty of Dramatic Arts – Theory of Film and Media.
Nataliia is an artist and Roma activist, born in 1994 in Kremenchuk/Ukraine. She completed her MA in Cultural Heritage Studies: Academic Research, Policy, Management at Central European University in Vienna. In addition, she holds an MA in Graphic Design from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts.
Dr. Dezso Mate is a Reaserch Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI), Essen, Germany.
Dezso Mate has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Sociology from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. He is a former Advanced Research Fellow of the Romani Studies Program at the Central European University. He was a Visiting Research Associate at the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research, University of Sussex and a Junior Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Dezso worked as an international consultant at the Open Society Foundations, where his work focused on the intersectional challenges in public healthcare settings faced by Romani LGBTI people.
Avni Mustafa is Roma from Kosovo. He is a Roma activist and the Executive Director of Roma Versitas Kosovo since 2017.
Andrijano Dzeladin is a Roma from Macedonia, based in France. He is a journalist and the Director of Radio Atlanta Roma.