Plainer Zsuzsa

     

    PERSONAL DATA

    Name: Plainer Zsuzsa
    Date of birth11th of May, 1974
    Place of birth:
    Place of birth: Oradea, Bihor county
    E-mail: plainerzsuzsa@gmail.com
    Mobile: 00-40745-096788


    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    Name of institution: Babeş - Bolyai University, Faculty of European Studies
    Title of qualification awarded: PHD
    Period: 2003-2011 

    Name of institution: Babeş - Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of European Studies
    Title of qualification awarded
    : MA in Cultural Anthropology
    Period:
    2000-2002

    Name of institution: Babeş - Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Sociology
    Title of qualification awarded
    : BA in Socology
    Period:
    1996-2000

    Name of institution: Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Letters
    Title of qualification awarded
    : BA in Hungarian Language and Literature - English Language and Literature
    Period:
    1992-1996


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: The Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities
    Locality: Cluj-Napoca
    Country: Romania
    Position held: researcher
    Period: 2008 - present

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: ISPMN - UAB (Universitatea Autonoma de Barcelona)
    Locality: Cluj-Napoca, Barcelona
    Country: Romania, Spain
    Position held: researcher in the project Academic success among the Roma in Romania and Spain. Conditions, Trajectories, Consequences.
    Period: 2016 May - 2017 May

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: Nicolaus Copernicus University.
    Locality: Torun
    Country: Poland
    Position held: researcher in (Collective) memory of communism in post-communist Europe - social practices, research, communication - within the project POSTCOMER - Laboratory for the Study of Collective Memory in Post-Communist Europe
    Period: 2016 May -2017 May

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: Taller ACSA, Taller de Antropologie y Ciencias Soxiales Aplicadas
    Locality: Granada
    Country: Spain
    Position held: researcher in the project RedHnet - Romani People and Educational and Housing Policies Key Links to Share' (EU Lifelong Learning Programme 2012)
    Period: 2013 August - 2014 February

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: University of Bucharest, Faculty of Sociology - New Europe College
    Locality: Bucharest
    Country: Romania
    Position held: research grant POSTDRU
    Period:  March-July 2011

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: New Europe College
    Locality: Bucharest
    Country: Romania
    Position held: research grant Ştefan Odobleja
    Period:  2008 October - 2009 July

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: Central European University
    Locality: Budapest
    Country: Hungary
    Position held: research grant Multi-Disciplinary and Cross-National Approaches to Romany Studies" CEU - Marie Curie Actions Training Programme
    Period:  2007 July, 2008 February, 2008 July, 2009 July

    Instituţie: The Hungarian Academy of Science
    Locality: Budapest
    Country: Hungary
    Position held: research grant Domus
    Period:  2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (one month per each year)

     

    CONFERENCES

    In Romania, without selection:

    2006 April: The New Frontiers of Europe, Babeş - Bolyai University, Faculty of European Studies, paper: Beyond the Gates-ethnicity, class, gender and local identity in a life-story from Baciu.

    2008 November: The Intercultural Challenge. Contemporary Issues and Perspectives, Babeş - Bolyai University, Faculty of European Studies, paper: Three Rom Groups in Iris, a fragmented ethnography.

    2008 November: 140 Years of Minority Legislation - 140 de ani de legislație minoritară, ISPMN, Cluj-Napoca, paper: From Page to Discourse. How Was Symbolical Politics Done In a Local Society During the 1980s?  

    2009 Octomber:  Two Decades of Romany Studies, ISPMN, paper: Is the Second Chance a Second Chance? Educational Policies for Roma in Romania.

    2010 March: Seminar on qualitative research, Institute of Folklore - Romanian Academy of Science, Cluj, paper: Roma from Iris. Invisible Aspects of a Research Process.  

    June 2010: Days of the Romanian Academy - Institute of Folklore, Cluj, paper: Controlling Culture in Communism.

    2011 June: Methods and Instruments in Ethnographic Research. Actual Stage and Perspectives, Institute of Folklore - Romanian Academy of Science, Cluj-Napoca, paper: A Case Study on Censorhsip under Ceausescu. 

    2012 May: Days of the Romanian Academy - Institute of Folklore, Cluj, paper: Overhead Projector and a Donkey - converting political capital in the biography of Sütő András.

    2013 June: Judaica Association, Cluj-Napoca, paper: Past and Future Forced Urbanization and the Making of a "Roma school" - Educational Performance and Urban Inequalities in Romania.

    2013 October: Romania under the Magnifying Glass - 20 Years of Romanian Documentary, ASTRA Film Festival, Sibiu, paper: Dance Houses in Sic, Hungarian IDs, Balkan Champions, representing the Hungarian minority in the 20 years of ASTRA.

    2014 June: Days of the Romanian Academy - Institute of Folklore, Cluj, paper: Methodological Problems and Theoretical Frameworks in Studying the Controll of High Culture in Ceausescu's Romania. 

     

    International conferences with selection in Romania and abroad:

    2005 June: Warsaw East European Conference. Polish „Solidarnosc" Opposition in the Communist Countries and the Collapse of Communism. Paper: Class Power Lost? The capital-conversion of the Hungarian intellectuals from Romania in the early 1990s. 

    2009 April: Redefining Modernity and Postmodernity, EGE University 12th International Cultural Studies Symposium, Izmir, Turkey. Paper: Deconstructing National Myths - putting postmodernity in an East European Place. Duplicity of the 80s' cultural resistance in a Romanian town.

    2010 February: Romanian Studies Conference 2010, Russian and East European Institute, University of Indiana, Indianapolis, the USA, paper: Culture and nation-building at the Hungarian Theater from Oradea during the 80s.

    2010 July: Crisis and Representation: European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASEA), Maynooth, Ireland, paper: What to Give in Return? - Suspicion and mistrust in a Roma ghetto from Romania.  

    2011 March: Europe, National and Regional Identity - University from Oradea - University of Debrecen, Hungary, paper: From a Working Class Area to a "Gypsy block of flats" - Prejudicies and Territorial Stigma in a Romanian Urban Ghetto.

    2011 April: People Make Places - Ways of Seeing the World. SIEF (International Society of Ethography and Folklore) Conress, Lisbon, paper: "Ugly Outside but Beautiful when You Come Closer" - territorial stigma in a Roma Urban Ghetto from Romania.

    2011 June: International Conference on Critical Education, Athens, Greece, paper: Is the Second Chance a Second Chance? - Evaluation of a Joining-Up Programme for Roma in Romania.

    2012 July: Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) - Anthropology in the World, London, paper: What to give in Return? Suspicion in a Roma neighborhood from Romania.

    2013 April: The UCL - SSEES: 12th Postgradual Conference on Eastern and Central Europe - Landscape and Environment, Cluj - Napoca. Paper: Forced Urbanization and the Making of a "Roma School".  Educational Performance and Urban Inequalities in Romania.

    2013 June - July: SIEF (International Association of Folklore and Ethnography) 11th conference, paper: Good grades or a fine place to be? - different approaches to the culture of merit  in a Romanian school with Roma students, Tartu, Estonia.

    2013 October: The Romanian Society of Social and Cultural Anthropology (SASC), yearly conference, Sibiu, paper: Emergence of a "Roma school" - urban educational inequalities in Romania.

    2014 September: ECER - EERA (European Conference on Education Research - European Educational Research Association) The Past, the Present and Future of Educational Research in Europe Porto, Portugalia, paper: Discrimination or Bad Management? - educational inequalities of Roma in a Romanian Town.

    2014 September: InASEA (International Association for the SouthEast Anthropology), VII-Conference, Istambul, paper: The crisis of post-1989 educational policies, the crisis of pre-1989 forced urbanisation and the making of a 'Gypsy school' in a Romanina town.  

    2014 November: The Romanian Society of Social and Cultural Anthropology (SASC), yearly conference, Cluj-Napoca, paper: "It was useless be hired in factories" - state-communist forced urbanization, industralization and informal market position in a one-time Roma colony from Oradea.

    2015 March: CIES (Comparative and International Education Society) 2015, Washington D.C., paper: Audit Culture and the Implementation of Transnational Educational Policies: Unintended aspects of the making of a "Gypsy School "in a Romanian Town.

    2015 June SIEF (International Association of Folklore and Ethnography) 12th Conference, Zagreb, paper: A place of happiness and well-being, or one of poverty and misery? - Roma and non-Roma memories of a Roma colony from Romania during the state socialist times.

    2015 September: ECER - EERA, Budapest, paper: School Experiences in the Post-Socialist Transition and Marginalization of the Roma in Romania and the paper: Educational Policies for Roma in Romania and the Context of National Education for the Symposion Social Justice and Intercultural Education.

    2015 October: New Perspectives on Censorship in Communism, Oxford University - University College, Oxford. Paper: Our delegates sometimes do not understand what they read" - duplicity and systemic fragility in the Romanian censorship of classical music and theater.

    2016 April: ASN (Association for Studies of Nationalisms) 2016 Convention, New York. Paper: Memories of a Roma Colony in Romania through Roma and Non-Roma representations.

    2016 August: Telciu Summer Conferences - Conferinţele de vară de la Telciu, paper: "My colleagues were unlearned communists who came from villages" - ethnicity, class,  gender and local identity in a female life-story from Baciu".

    2016 September: InASEA 2016, paper: „This is how I quit school and started to sell sunflower seeds" - experiences with work, living conditions and formal education of Roma from a Romanian Town. 

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Mother tongue: Hungarian


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    English

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    German

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