FRIDAY, APRIL 28th 
** All events on this day will take place at New York University, Room 320, 31 Washington Place**

9-9:15am
Opening remarks

9:15-9:45am
"Gypsy Hypes and Stereotypes"
Sani Rifati, Voice of Roma

9:45-10:15am
“Roma contribution to Flamenco music”
Gonzalo Montaño Peña, Fundación Secretariado Gitano

10:15-10:30am
“Romani Portrayal in Opera and its Effect on Public Perception” 
Tess Lulu Orban, Romani in the Arts 

10:30-11am
Pentecostal Faith and Identity among Balkan Roma
Margaret Beissinger, Princeton University

11-11:15am
Break

11:15-11:45am
“What about the Baltics?
 Roma community in 21st century Lithuania”
Agneska Avin, YIVO – Institute for Jewish Research

11:45am-12:15pm
“Reclaiming Romani-ness: Identity politics, performativity and Otherness”
Ioanida Costache, Stanford University

12:15-12:45pm
"The Instance of the Other and the Impossibility of the Ethnographic Exhibition"
Ethel Brooks, Rutgers University

12:45-1:45pm
Lunch break

2-2:30pm
“Rules of Encampment: Forced Displacement and Temporary Housing of Roma in Belgrade, Serbia”
Snezana Otasevic, Rutgers University

2:30-3pm
“Regularization and securitization of local and international Roma migration”
Filip Pospisil, New York University

3-3:30pm
“Oregon Roma: Continuity, Change and Legal Challenges”
Carol Silverman, University of Oregon

3:45-4pm
Break

4-4:30pm
“The role of Romani language in books and publications by Roma” 
Sofiya Zahova, University of Iceland 

4:30-4:45pm
“Roma Voices – literature and song: a proposed digital radio series” 
Andrew Singer, Trafika Europe 

4:45-5pm
“Documenting Documentaries: Flotsam of Prejudice” 
Rebecca Adler Schiff, College of Staten Island/CUNY 

5-5:15pm
“A Year in the Life of a Romani non-fiction Book” 
Jud Nirenberg, National Roma Center (Macedonia) 

5:15-5:30pm
Break

5:30-7pm
Community panel


SATURDAY, APRIL 29th
** The first part of the program for this day will take place at New York University, Room 320, 31 Washington Place. In the late afternoon, we will move to Hungarian House, 213 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) **

9-9:30am
“The Girls of the Rajkó Ensemble: Gender, Race, and Music Education in State-Socialist Hungary” 
Lynn Hooker, Purdue University 

9:30-10am
“Representations of ‘Gypsy Music’ in the UK” 
Hazel Marsh, University of East Anglia

10-10:30am
“Credit Where It's Due, But That Was There When We Arrived!” 
Morocco (C. Varga Dinicu), Morocco Academy of Middle Eastern & North African Dance 

10:30-10:45am
Break

10:45-11:15am
“Media portrayals of Roma and Romani inclusion policies in Slovakia” 
Edita Rigova, Slovak Governance Institute 

11:15-11:45am
“‘Gypsy talk’ in Hungary: discourses of purity, dirt, and endangerment” 
Eszter Tarsoly, University College London 

11:45am-12:15pm
"Encounters of Flesh: Gypsies, Counterfeit Complexions, and Biopolitics in Early Modern England"
Sydnee Wagner, The Graduate Center, CUNY 

12:15-12:30pm
“‘Save Romander San Tu?’: Adoption and Romani Identity"
Nicholas Quinn-Panzer, Sacred Heart University

12:30-1:30pm
Lunch break

1:45-2:15pm
“Portraits and Performativity: Romani Women Artists and Identity” 
Jessica Reidy, LIM College 

2:15-2:30pm
"Romani Pilgrimage and Identity in Central and Western Europe"
Peter Szucs, PetersPlanet.travel


2:30-2:45pm
“Finnish Roma Singers’ Voice and Performing Style”
Anette Åkerlund, Sibelius Academy


** Venue change: Hungarian House, 213 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) **

4-5:30pm
Instrumental Music Workshop (all instruments welcome)
Admission: $20

6-7:15pm
Panel discussion on Romani music and current politics
Carol Silverman, Sani Rifati, and artists
Free admission

7:30-8:15pm
Dance workshop with Sani Rifati
Free with admission to dance party

8:30pm
Dance party with The Grand Masters of Roma Music
Admission: $20