Dr Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka, anthropologist and Roma activist, born in 1985 in Cracow/Poland. She earned her Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2016. She holds an MA in European Integration from UAB and an MA in Comparative Studies of Civilizations from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (UJ).
As a Roma rights activist, she has been an employee, member, founder and collaborator of numerous Roma organizations. From 2008 to 2012 she was the European project coordinator at the Federation of Roma Associations in Catalonia (FAGIC).
Dr. Mirga-Kruszelnicka is the author of policy evaluations, reports and articles, and is the co-editor of the book “Education for Remembrance of the Roma Genocide: Scholarship, Commemoration and the Role of Youth” (Libron, 2015).
From 2013 to 2015 she was an Open Society Foundations Roma Initiatives Fellow, conducting a comparative study of the Roma associative movements in various countries of Latin America and Europe. Since, 2017, she is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of the Romani Studies Program at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.
Currently, she serves as Deputy Director of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC).