Angela Kocze PhD, is a sociologist. Currently she is a research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and is also a lecturer on European developmental policies at the University of ELTE.
Besides her academic carrier she also worked as a policy maker in the Hungarian government (2004-2008).
Previously she worked as a funding director of the European Roma Information Office (ERIO) in Brussels (2003-2004), as well as the former director of the human rights education programme at the European Roma Rights Centre (1998-2003
) in Budapest, Hungary.
Moreover, she was the founding director of the Romaversitas program (1996) in Budapest which offers a scholarship and mentorship for Roma university students.
She is active in the movement for the emancipation of Roma in Europe, and has a particular research and policy interest in issues of women's political representation and social justice.
She has done several research focused on the intersection of gender ethnicity and class.