Participants & Abstracts
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Born and raised in the western part of Germany (Dortmund, Northrhine Westphalia) I studied economics at the FU-Berlin. After working as an Unit Production Manager in the movie business, I moved on to study American Studies at Humboldt University, Berlin. Besides majoring in that subject, I minor in P.E., gearing towards a teacher's career. In the course of my studies, I attended Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savanna, Georgia for one year, taking up graduate courses in English. After graduating this year (hopefully), I will go on pursuing my business (offering full-package skiing trips to the Alps for kids) that I started out a couple years back and see where this will take me. I am also eager to go on participating in the work of an NGO that I co-founded. It's called BSI (Beautiful School Intl.) and it helps poor people in Africa and Asia to gain self-esteem and perspective in their lives through their own work, sometimes with as little as a shovel that's used to create a garden where seeds are sown that will eventually grow and become something beautiful.
Defining Identity - A Look at the Identity of Sinti and Roma in Europe and Germany
Dominik Jungermann and Elmar Narayan are taking a look at the Sinti and Roma in Germany and Europe. They conducted interviews with various interest groups and representatives of the German government to give an overview of the different positions on minority rights regarding and the situation of the Sinti and Roma in Germany. Special attention will be paid to the different concepts of minority identity.