Sebijan Fejzula


Biography

Sebijan Fejzula is a Junior Researcher in the project POLITICS - The politics of anti-racism in Europe and Latin America: knowledge production, decision-making and collective struggles, particularly in the research stream "Tackling everyday racism: responses to police practice and racist representations/speech in the mass media" in the Centre for Social Studies and a PHD student in the doctoral programme Human Rights in Contemporary Society, University of Coimbra. She holds a Master degree from the Department of Gender Studies, in the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Sebijan´s academic background mainly focuses on two fields: the gender and ethnic dimensions faced by Romani women in their daily struggles. In her master´s thesis, entitle "The ideology behind the image: The representation of Romani women in the contemporary visual media", Sebijan not only analysed the detailed biased configuration of mainstream conception of Romani women, but also its prejudicial impact on Romani women´s self-perception. Currently, Sebijan is one of the founders of Kale Amenge, a Roma Decolonial organization which aims to produce critical knowledge and to confront racist narratives and practices against Roma people. Previously, Sebijan worked as a Program Coordinator in the Roma Access Program in the Central European University, as a Gender Fellow in the European Roma Rights Centre based in Budapest where she contacted academic qualitative research entitled "Captured" in their own county: Racial profiling of Roma on the Macedonian border. Amongst other; she also was one of the authors of Romalitico, a Roma academic medium who tends to challenge the invalid and misinterpreted research and analysis about the Roma population from Macedonia, with the goal to generate new knowledge.