Dezso Mate is a Romani LGBTQ activist – social researcher from Hungary. Dezso gained his PhD at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program – Faculty of Social Sciences in 2020. He graduated as Master of Media Studies – Film Theory and Romani Studies from the Faculty of Art, University of Pécs ), having also gained experience at the Fontys University of Applied Social Sciences Studies. Dezso acted as Research Fellow and a Course Leader at the Central European University – Romani Studies Program (2018-20 and was an International Program Consultant at Community Youth Fellowship – Romani LGBTQ Project of the Open Society Foundations. He was Visiting Research Associate at the University of Sussex – Doctoral School Program – Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (2015-17), and Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Center of Social Sciences – Institute for Minority Studies (2013-18). Dezso worked for the Equal Treatment Authority as an expert on discrimination cases with T- Tudok Centre for Knowledge Management and Educational Research Centre (2011-13).