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Brief introduction

Independent researcher


Ph.D. in Political Science, 2002, University of California, San Diego

Academic profile

Whereas my doctoral thesis focused on the extension of rights to Roma in the context of relations between the ethnic majority and the largest ethnic minority in Macedonia and Slovakia, in the past decade my substantive research interests have expanded to include issues related to the design and implementation of the census and deepened significantly in the area of education. Additionally, the geographic scope of my interests has increased to cover not only Macedonia and Slovakia, but also Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia. Among my areas of research expertise are education, census design, cross-country comparison, interactive methods (with emphasis on focus groups and interviews), policy analysis, and project monitoring and evaluation.


  • Roma Education Fund [lead author].  2009.  Assessing Conditional Cash Transfers as a Tool for Reducing the Gap in Educational Outcomes between Roma and Non-Roma. Budapest: Roma Education Fund.
  • Friedman, Eben.  2007.  The Politics of the Census: Of Gypsies, Roms, and Egyptians. Anthropology of East Europe Review 25(2).
  • Friedman, Eben.  2005.  The Slovak Government Plenipotentiary for Romani Communities: From
  • Form to Substance?  Budapest: EU Monitoring and Advocacy Program.


Census; education; evaluation; monitoring; policy

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