Angela Kocze

Angela Kocze
Visiting Assistant Professor

B.A.- Political Science – Budapest Századvég School of Politics, 1993

M.A. – Human Rights, Central European University, 1998

M.A.  -Sociology, Ethnic and Minority Studies, University of Eotvos Lorand – 1998

Ph.D. -Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, 2011

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Angela Kocze



Angela Kocze, PhD is sociologist. Currently she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Wake Forest University. She is also research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology and affiliated research fellow at the Central European University, Center for policy Studies.   Dr. Kocze besides her academic carrier she also worked as a senior policy adviser in the Hungarian government (2004-2008). Previously to gain her PhD, she worked as a funding director of the European Roma Information Office (ERIO) in Brussels (2003-2004), as well as the former director of the human rights education program at the European Roma Rights Centre (1998-2003) in Budapest, Hungary. Moreover, she was the founding director of the Romaversitas program (1996) in Budapest which offers a scholarship and mentorship for underprivileged Roma university students. Dr. Kocze  has done several research mainly focused on social and legal inequalities of Roma in the various European countries as well as the intersection of gender ethnicity and class regarding minority and migrant population in Europe.  She has written extensively about the racialization and the unequal access to social, economic and political rights of Roma in Europe. Some of her work was published in various books by Palgrave, Ashgate as well as international organizations such as UNDP.




SOC 151:  Principles of Sociology