Angéla Kóczé, PhD is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Wake Forest University, NC. She is also a research fellow at Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology and affiliated research fellow at Central European University, Center for Policy Studies, Budapest. Her research focuses on the intersection between gender, ethnicity, and class as well as the social and legal inequalities of Roma in various European countries. She has published several peer-reviewed academic articles, book chapters in various international presses including Palgrave, Ashgate, and Central European University Press as well as several thematic policy papers related to social inclusion, gender equality, social justice and civil society. Kóczé has been honored with the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., in 2013 for her interdisciplinary research approach combining community engagement and policy making with in-depth participatory research on the situation of Roma living in Hungary and elsewhere. Outside of her academic career, she worked as a Senior Policy Adviser in the Hungarian Government, director of the human rights education program at the European Roma Rights Center and Executive Director of the European Roma Information Office, Brussels. She was the founding director of the Romaversitas program in Budapest, which offers scholarship and mentorship for underprivileged students. She received her B.A. from Teacher-Training College in Budapest, her M.A. in Sociology at Eotvos Lorand University, and her M.A. in Human Rights and Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Central European University.