February 24, 2015 - Colloquium

Conceptualizing Prejudice and Discrimination: Roma in the Comparative Context

The workshop aims to analyze prejudice towards Roma in connection with prejudice towards indigenous, ethnic, religious, and linguistic minorities in the European and Canadian context. In particular, we are interested in the similarities and differences between these sets of prejudice and their consequences in the lives of the minorities. Public opinion, public policy and academic research have tended to conceptualize questions pertaining to the Roma community disjointly from the wider and more general questions that concern minorities. In public and political debates, there has been a tendency to focus on Roma as a group distinct from other minority groups. This workshop seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the ‘Roma question’ and to bridge the two areas that have thus far been surprisingly isolated from each other. The workshop aims at bringing together papers looking at the topic from different angles, from the viewpoint of different theories and different methodologies.

The workshop is organized by Roxana Barbulescu (College of Europe), Laurie Beaudonnet (Université de Montréal) and Allison Harell (Université du Québec à Montréal), and co-sponsored by the EUCE and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC, McGill University).



10-10:30am: Welcome and coffee

10:30-11:45am: Panel 1 - Addressing Inequality: Policy Lessons from Canada and Europe

Chair: Martin Papillon, Université de Montréal

Any Day Now? Working Towards the Inclusion of Roma Populations Across Europe
by Philip Brown, University of Salford and Roma MATRIX Project

Title TBA
by Pearl Eliadis, McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

11:45am-12:30pm: Student Posters Session (room C-2081/2083)

L'ambivalente justification des expulsions de Roms migrants en France. Juillet-octobre 2010
by Antoine Mazot-Oudin, Université de Montréal

Le rôle de la réponse empathique dans la réception des publicités sociales relatives à l'anti-discrimination
by Isodora Benitez Janezic, Université Laval

L'influence des médias sur l'opinion publique concernant les Roms : les cas de la France et de l'Espagne
by Audrey Gagnon and Xavier Skoczek, Université de Montréal

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch (room C-2081/2083)

1:30-3pm: Panel 2 - Mapping Prejudicial Attitudes

Chair: Magdalena Dembinska, Université de Montréal

Exogenous and Endogenous Identification Processes
by Tommaso Vitale, Centre d'études européennes, Sciences Po Paris

Attitudes Towards Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity in Canada: Exploring Territorial Variations
by Luc Turgeon, University of Ottawa

The Construction of the Roma Problem in Media Across the EU-28
by Roxana Barbulescu, College of Europe, Laurie Beaudonnet, Université de Montréal and Allison Harell, Université du Québec à Montréal

3-3:30pm: Coffee break

3:30-5pm: Round table: The Roma Question in Comparative Perspective

Chair: Leslie Seidle, Institute for Research on Public Policy

Philip Brown, University of Salford and Roma MATRIX Project

Allison Harell, Université du Québec à Montréal

Patti Lenard, Université d'Ottawa

Tommaso Vitale, Centre d'études européennes, Sciences Po Paris

Université de Montréal
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