• Oana Negru-Subtirica

    Senior lecturer, Department of Psychology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

    • Topic of the paper:Identity development and positive adaptation in diasporas
    • Research interests:Identity development in different ideological and life domains (e.g., ethnicity, religion, work, education), goals and motivation in human self-regulation, career development and counseling
    • Email:oananegru@psychology.ro
  • Irina Culic

    Professor at the Department of Sociology, Babes-Bolyai University in Romania

    • Topic of the paper:From national minority to diaspora: Hungarians in Romania, 2000-2015
    • Research interests:ethnicity, nationalism, international migration, diaspora politics, state and borders, social epistemologies
    • Email:irina.culic@gmail.com
  • Florin Faje

    Lecturer in Sociology, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj

    • Topic of the paper:Asphalt Connections: Road Infrastructure Developments and Diasporas in and around Romania
    • Research interests:modern nationalism, state formation, reconfigurations of labour, anthropology and history of the body, sport and physical education
    • Email:florin_faje@yahoo.com
  • Kateryna Ivashchenko-Stadnik

    PhD holder in History, PhD Candidate in Sociology Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, National Academy of Sciences (Kyiv, Ukraine)

    • Topic of the paper:Too close or too far: contemporary challenges and opportunities of the ‘Neighboring Diasporas’ (Ukrainians in the V4 countries – a prospective from the state of origin).
    • Research interests:history and sociology of migration, social policy, cinema studies.
    • Email:katya_iva@yahoo.com
  • Melinda Szabó

    PhD Candidate at the Sociology and Social Anthropology Department, Central European University, Budapest

    • Topic of the paper:The Impact of a Trading Diaspora on Urban Transformation in CEE: a Study of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Budapest
    • Research interests:urban transformation, Chinese diaspora in CEE, public-private relations in urban regeneration, global labor migration, migrant entrepreneurship in the city, urban multiculturalism
    • Email:szabolin@gmail.com
  • Remus Gabriel Anghel

    Researcher, Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj, Romania

    • Topic of the paper:Migration and Social Inequality. Changing social relations and patterns of inequality in Romania’s Roma ghettoes
    • Research interests:migration and transnationalism, remittances and social change, globalization
    • Email:remusgabriel@yahoo.com; anghel@fspac.ro
  • Annemarie Sorescu-Marinković

    Researcher at the Institute for Balkan Studies, Belgrade, Serbia

    • Topic of the paper:Contemporary Romanian labour migration to Serbia – towards a new paradigm of Diaspora
    • Research interests:migrations in the Balkans, Romanian speaking populations in the Balkans, Romani studies, language acquisition, folklore
    • Email:annelia22@yahoo.com
  • Sorin Gog

    Lecturer, Department of Sociology Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca Romania

    • Topic of the paper:European Union and the ethno-political construction of Roma Diaspora: human rights, citizenship and social inclusion.
    • Research interests:sociology and anthropology of religion, secular identities and practices, Roma ghettos
    • Email:soringog@yahoo.com
  • Svetluša Surová

    Independent researcher and external teaching associate at Department of political science, Faculty of philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava.

    • Topic of the paper:Slovak diaspora policies and Slovak diaspora in Serbia and Hungary: inbetween state and nation
    • Research interests:minority rights, human rights, nationalism, multiulturalism, ethnicity, political participation
    • Email:svetlusa.surova@gmail.com
  • Szabolcs Pogonyi

    Assistant Professor, Nationalism Studies Program, Central European University

    • Topic of the paper:Engaging the Transnation. Bottom-up Perspectives on Hungarian Diaspora Politics
    • Research interests:diaspora, citizenship, nationalism
    • Email:pogonyi@ceu.hu
  • Timea Junghaus

    art historian, cultural theorist (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Art History)

    • Topic of the paper:The Epistemic Context of Roma Cultural Policy Making in the CEE
    • Research interests:Cultural policy, Roma minority, modern and contemporary art, critical theory, with particular reference to issues of cultural difference, colonialism, and minority representation
    • Email:junghaus.timea@btk.mta.hu
  • Kornel J. Laszlo

    Independent Researcher

    • Topic of the paper:Diaspora populations and radical right electoral results in Central and Eastern Europe
    • Research interests:Central and Eastern Europe, Radical Right Parties, Romani Studies, Protest Movements, Critical Theory, Social Psychology
    • Email:laszlokornel@gmail.com
  • Marta K. Rado

    PhD Candidate in Sociology, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

    • Topic of the paper:Diaspora populations and radical right electoral results in Central and Eastern Europe
    • Research interests:Aging and Retirement, Work-life Balance, Inequalities, Quantitative Analysis
    • Email:marti.rado@gmail.com
  • Gabriela Goudenhooft

    Lecturer - Department of Political Science and Communication - University of Oradea, Romania.

    • Topic of the paper:Going back home through one's language? Romanian diaspora’s media discourse in DACH
    • Research interests:political and media discourse, law and policy, philosophy of language, social imaginary
    • Email:gabrielagoudenhooft@yahoo.com