Reconstructing mobility, Roma in an expanding Europe
Veronika Nagy is doing research on the relationship between transnational mobility and welfare surveillance in the European Union. Her empirical study intends to bridge the gap between dataveillance in the UK and the lived experiences of Central European Roma migrants with accessing social services. After the fifth EU Enlargement in 2007, transnational Roma mobility has become a significant challenge for all western governments since the consequence of the enlargement has not been anticipated. While the developments in policy-making as a response to westward mobility in western countries have been extensively discussed, empirical studies on the effects of these practices and on how the targeted groups either comply or circumnavigate these regulations are scarce. This research aims to analyse the role of false images about Central European Roma migrants in in London. Based on case studies of a multi-sited ethnographic research, this study provides answers on: How do Hungarian Polish and Slovak Roma families react and cope with daily bureaucratic procedures of welfare services in London?
After graduating from Szeged University Veronika Nagy completed her bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, and later enrolled in the interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.St.) program in Cultural Criminology at the University of Utrecht. Her dissertation explores populist crime politics after the EU enlargement and risk perceptions in Post-transition Hungary. After her graduation she was employed by the Dutch Probation Service for two years and in 2012 she was selected for the mobile PhD program of the DCGC.