Andrew Ryder

Teacher in Budapest, Hungary

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Dr Andrew Ryder from 1990 to 2001 worked as a teacher in state schools and with the British Council and taught Gypsy/Roma children in the UK, Hungary and Portugal. From 2002 until 2006, Andrew was the policy officer for the Gypsy and Traveller Law Reform Coalition (GTLRC), which lobbied for more Traveller sites and greater social inclusion. The GTLRC was awarded the Liberty Human Rights Award in 2004.

Andrew was the researcher to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers from 2002 – 2007. Between 2006 and 2009 Andrew was the National Policy Officer for the Traveller Movement. Andrew is currently an Associate Professor at the Corvinus University Budapest and Fellow at the Third Sector Research Centre (University of Birmingham).

Andrew’s interests focus on Gypsies Roma Travellers/marginalised groups, social justice; community groups/social movements and participatory action research. Andrew has been contracted to write a book on Brexit by Policy Press

Recent Publications:


Ryder, A (2017) Sites of Resistance: Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in school, community and the academy, London, Trentham Press

Ryder, A. Cemlyn, S. Acton, T (2014) Hearing the Voice of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers: Inclusive Community Development, Bristol: Policy Press

Richardson, J. and Ryder, A. (2012) ‘Gypsies and Travellers: Accommodation, Empowerment and Inclusion in British Society’, Bristol: Policy Press Book


Ryder, A (2018) ‘Paradigm Shift and Romani Studies: Research ’On’ or ’For’ and ’With’ the Roma’ - The New Roma Activism in the New Europe. Berghahn Books (Editors Beck, S and Ivasiuc, A)

Chapter – Cemlyn, S and Ryder, A (2017) ‘Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities’ – The Palgrave International Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Social Justice, Basingstoke: Palgrave


Ryder, A and Taba, M (2018) Roma and Social Europe - The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice - special edition of the journal dedicated to the Roma (Roma in a Time of Paradigm Shift and Chaos)