University of Freiburg

Esteban Acuna Cabanzo is a Ph.D. Candidate in Cultures of Mobility in Europe (COME) at Freiburg University.

Full-blooded Nomads: A Critical View on the Racialization of Movement Among Romani Groups

This paper examines the recurrent appearance of ‘Gypsy’ stereotypes in media and scholarly literature where the stereotype is associated with certain ‘nomadic’ mobile practices that are crucial for understanding the relation between race and mobilities. Ethnographic research amongst Romani groups in diverse contexts shows how these stereotypes are constantly reproduced even though mobile practices and experiences in daily life are more complex and fluid than binary categories suggest.