I am holder of BA French and German at University College London and I am currently reading for MA International Relations at King’s College London. During my academic studies, I have dedicated an undergraduate research project and my master’s thesis to research of the minority of Sinti and Roma. Notably, in the independent research project, I analysed ethnopolitics within the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020. Currently, I explore the impact of the EU’s ethnocentric approach to Sinti and Roma on Slovak Euroscepticism during the accession process. I conducted 2-week research at the Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg to inform my work.
Furthermore, I am interested in cultural diplomacy. To illustrate, I worked as an intern at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin. I researched topics in the English and German language and invited speakers for two three-day conferences. I managed a team of five to deliver workshops, moderated and assured the organisation of one day of the conference. I enjoyed working in a multicultural team and with interns coming from diverse academic backgrounds.
Furthermore, I prepared focused questions and led an interview with PhD Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka, Deputy Director at the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture. Besides, I attended a daily seminar about cultural diplomacy organised by the Institute.