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

Yaron Matras


Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester. Engagement in Roma-led advocacy (1988-1995, including Editor of RomNews); consultant on Roma migration for Council of Europe (1995-1998); consultant to OSI Roma Research Initiative (2001-2005); Editor, ‘Romani Studies’; Coordinator of Romani Project, University of Manchester.

Coordinator of MigRom Consortium.

Recent publications:

MATRAS, Y. 2015. ‘Transnational policy and ‘authenticity’ discourses on Romani language and identity.’ Language in Society 44: 295-312.

MATRAS, Y. 2015. The Romani Gypsies. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

MATRAS, Y., LEGGIO, D. V. & STEEL, M. 2015. ”Roma education’ as a lucrative niche: ideologies and representations.’ Zeitschrift für internationale Bildungsforschung und Entwicklungspädagogik 38: 11-17.

MATRAS, Y. 2013. ‘Scholarship and the politics of Romani identity: strategic and conceptual issues.’ European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Vol. 10 (2011): 209-245.