ERIAC and Department of Romani Studies at Södertörn University join forces to develop university courses
ERIAC and the Department of Romani Studies at Södertörn University (SH) in Sweden are proud to announce their institutional partnership to join forces in advancing critical Romani scholarship and ensuring greater presence of Romani scholarly voices in academic settings.
As part of the partnership agreement, Södertörn University in cooperation with ERIAC will offer distance-based academic courses in Critical Romani Studies and Romani language.
The course “Critical Romani Studies: Emancipatory Perspectives on Romani Issues I” (7.5 ECTS), developed in partnership with ERIAC, will build on lectures developed by seminal Romani scholars in the frame of the Barvalipe Roma Online University.
SH will also offer a unique course of Romani language “Roma 1A (1): Overview of the Roma language, structure, grammar, dialects and history” (7.5 ECTS), using the A1 Romani language textbook developed by ERIAC in 2020.
About the Department of Romani Studies at Södertörn University
The Department of Romani Studies at Södertörn University was established in March 2021, building on the governmental assignment the University has had since 2013 to promote Romani access to higher education and create an academic basis for Romani language studies.
The department has a declared to strive to achieve the best possible cooperation between Roma and non-Roma in all areas of education and research, and to use scholarly methods that are emancipatory and employ critical perspectives on power.
The department, which from 2022 will be called Department of Critical Romani Studies, promotes the development of critical academic perspectives through a close collaboration with Roma civil society and academic institutions.
Distance Courses in English spring 2022 (application date 15 October 2021):
Critical Romani Studies: Emancipatory Perspectives on Romani Issues I
Critical Romani Studies: Emancipatory Perspectives on Romani Issues II, Essay
Antigypsyism in Comparison with Afrophobia, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Anti-Sami Racism I
Antigypsyism in Comparison with Afrophobia, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Anti-Sami Racism II, Essay
Roma 1A (1): Overview of the Roma language, structure, grammar, dialects and history
For more information contact: Associate Professor Dr. Jan Selling, Head of department, email@example.com