The Negotiation of Hybrid Identities amongst Roma in Denmark

Tobias Midtgaard, Morten Mølbjerg Lund, Rina Gabriela Carballo Barrera & Milena Stanislavova Atanasova

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


This project aims to examine the ways individuals with Roma heritage in Denmark construct and negotiate their identities. The target group is chosen based on the common understanding of a universal Roma culture. In order to analyse the empirical data gathered, the three primary interviews were coded and then larger categories were found, using Grounded theory as an analytical strategy. Later the data was analysed, taking into consideration the most commonly found themes. The findings of the primary interviews are supplemented by a compilation of interviews of Roma from the same generation, conducted in the 90s by Jensen, et. al. (1993). The research confirms the hypothesis of an existing hybrid identity among the interviewed Roma individuals. Furthermore, it illustrates the complex process of identity construction and the constant negotiation of cultural markers they undergo in their daily lives.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato31 maj 2017
Antal sider52
VejlederePrem Poddar


  • Roma
  • Hybrid
  • Identity
  • Negotiation