Author Archives: Cristiana

Are refugees in Europe the new Roma?

As I watch the Syrian refugees, I wonder whether they are the new Roma (Gypsies). As a Roma myself, the Syrians trapped at borders or wandering through Europe, isolated in camps, cooking over improvised campfires, sleeping in the streets or train stations, look eerily familiar. Like the Roma, they risk becoming Europe’s unwanted—even more so… Read More »

VANDERBILT Between Two Worlds

In june 2011 I was the subject of a profile, in Vanderbilt View, main magazine for Vanderbilt University. My biggest challenge in the last few years, as the title In between Two Worlds very well suggests, was to find a way to explore my newly accepted Roma identity and being part of an ethnic minority… Read More »