The immigration of Romanian Roma to Western Europe: Causes, effects and future engagement strategies. 2013-2017.

Catalina Tesar


Cǎtǎlina Tesǎr holds a doctorate in social anthropology from University College London, based on research on the sexual, economic and political dimensions of early-age marriages among a Romanian Romani speaking population from Transylvania. Within the MigRom project, she is conducting ethnographical fieldwork on structural causes and social and economic effects of migration of urban Romani populations from South-East Romania to Western Europe, as well as archival research on the social history of these populations.


Recent publications:

TESǍR, C. 2015 (forthcoming). ‘Begging: Between Charity and profession. Reflections on Romanian Roma’s Begging Activities in Italy.’ In: E. Tauber and D. Zinn (eds.) The Public Value of Anthropology: Engaging Critical Social Issues through Ethnography. Bolzano: University Press.

TESǍR, C. 2015 (forthcoming). ‘Houses under Construction: Conspicous Consumption and the Values of the Youth among Romanian Cortorari Gypsies.’ In: M. Brazzabeni, M.I. Cunha, and M. Fotta (eds). Gypsy Economy. Romani Livelihoods and Notions of Worth in the 21st Century. New York; Oxford: Berghahn.