Ian Francis Hancock, Advocate and Scholar for Romani

Title

Ian Francis Hancock, Advocate and Scholar for Romani

Description

From Wikipedia: Ian Francis Hancock is a linguist, Romani scholar and political advocate. He was born and raised in England and is one of the main contributors in the field of Romani studies. He has represented the Romani people at the United Nations and served as a member of the US Holocaust Memorial Council under President Bill Clinton Hancock was born in London in 1942. His mother, Kitty, is Romanichal; his father, Reginald (Redo), was part Romungro, the descendant of a Hungarian speaker of North Central Romani named Imre Benczi. In the late 1960s, he became a Romani rights activist after reading reports about anti-Romani discrimination in Britain. In particular, he took up the cause of Romani rights after reading about an incident in which three Romani children were killed in a fire caused by a lamp after police officers, who had arrested their parents, attempted to use a bulldozer to forcibly remove their caravan while they were still inside. Hancock has published more than 300 books and articles on the Romani people and language (particularly the Vlax dialect). These works analyse the Romani people through not only Romani linguistics but also history, anthropology, and genetics. He has also appeared in the documentary American Gypsy. He is currently writing a book called On Romani Origins and Identity

Creator

UC Berkeley

Date

2011

Source

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Relation

Rights

Publisher

UC Berkeley

Contributor

UC Berkeley

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Romani. Romani People. Scholar. Advocate. Human Rights. Education.

Coverage

London

Files

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Reference

UC Berkeley, Ian Francis Hancock, Advocate and Scholar for Romani, UC Berkeley, 2011

Cite As

UC Berkeley, “Ian Francis Hancock, Advocate and Scholar for Romani,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/582.