Melinda Rézműves

(c) privat

born in Hungary in 1967, trained as a kindergarten teacher and studied ethnography. She worked in an orphanage with preschool children, but during communism was not allowed to work in the kindergarten founded by her mother in 1971 in the Roma settlement of Hodász (due to the prohibition of joint work for family members). She worked in Romano Kher for 25 years, first as an ethnographer, then as a deputy director. In 2001, she founded the first Roma country house in Europe in her village, in 2014, a community house and in 2021, a children’s house. She is the director of a center for Romani language. Numerous publications in the field of Romani ethnography, language, and children’s literature. She currently works at the Linguistic Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.