Dr. Adrian Marsh, Researcher in Romani Studies, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, Turkey

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Dr Adrian Marsh, Researcher in Romani Studies & Romani Early Years, is of Romany-Traveller origins, who works with Roma, Gypsy, and Traveller communities in the UK, Sweden, Turkey, Egypt and Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. He gained his PhD in Romani Studies at the University of Greenwch, London (2008) and his MA in South East European Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (1998), London University. Dr Marsh was, awaded a first class honours BA degree in East European History at the School of Slavonic & East European Studies (1996) and won the Andrew Ferguson Memorial Prize for a final dissertation on women and power in the Ottoman Empire (1996). Dr Marsh has taught Romani Studies in universities in London, Malmö, Lund, Stockholm, Cairo, Istanbul and Diyarbakir and has held an ESRC fellowship as Researcher in Romani Studies at Greenwich University, London. He recently managed Early Childhood Development projects for Roma, Gypsies, and Travellers for the Open Society Foundations, Early Childhood Programme, London. He is currently living and working in Istanbul with his NGO, the International Romani Studies Network, established in Istanbul (2002). He has published a number of articles on Romani identity (2005, 2006, 2008) and religiosity (2014), edited collections from international conferences on Romani Studies he organised (2006, 2014) and contributed to peer reviewed journals, regarding education for Romani children (2014) and to the ‘Encyclopaedia of Human Migration’ (2012)