CPS’ Kocze, Also a CEU Alumna, Wins 2013 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

Angela Kocze, CPS researcher and doctoral graduate of CEU, has been chosen to receive the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, given by the Woodrow Wilson Center honoring democracy advocates. Kocze, a leading Hungarian Roma rights activist and scholar, is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Wake Forest University as well as a research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Kocze has an international reputation for interdisciplinary approach, combining political activism and policy-making with in-depth participatory research studies on the Roma situation in Hungary and elsewhere. Kocze was a founding 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. Kocze was the founding director of the Romaversitas program (1996) in Budapest, which offers scholarships and mentorship for underprivileged Roma minority university students. For more information, see https://cps.ceu.hu/news/2013-11-04/dr-kocze-receives-the-2013-ion-ratiu-....