Key Publications


  • Jacqueline Bhabha, Margareta Matache, Caroline Elkins, eds, Time for Reparations, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021
  • Jacqueline Bhabha, Andrzej Mirga, Margareta Matache, eds, Realizing Roma Rights, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017
  • Margareta Matache, Social ecology of young Romani children: risk and protective factors for their development. A case study on Romania, Editura Publica, 2014


  • Margareta Matache and Jacqueline Bhabha, “The Roma Case for Reparations, “ in Jacqueline Bhabha, Margareta Matache, Caroline Elkins, eds, Time for Reparations, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021
  • Margareta Matache, Jennifer Leaning, Jacqueline Bhabha, “Hatred against Roma in Times of Pandemic” in Amy E. Meade, Arlan F. Fuller, Caitlin O. Mahoney, Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, eds, Public Health, Mental Health, and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Taylor & Francis, 2021
  • Margareta Matache and Simona Barbu, “Assessing Racialized Poverty. The case of Romani people in the EU,” in Martha Davis, Morten Kjaerum, AmandaLyons, eds, Research Handbook on Poverty and Human Rights, 2021
  • Nidhi Trehan and Margareta Matache, “Transatlantic Dialogues and Oppressed Solidarity: Critical Race Activism in the US and Canada”, in Andrew Ryder, Marius Taba and Nidhi Trehan, eds.,  Romani Communities and Transformative Change: A New Social Europe, Policy Press, 2020
  • Margareta Matache, Tanja Jovanovic, Simona Barbu, and Jacqueline Bhabha, “Roma in Higher Education: Access Denied,” in Jacqueline Bhabha, Wenona Giles and Faraaz Mahomed, eds, A Better Future: The Role of Higher Education for Displaced and Marginalized People, Cambridge University Press, 2020
  • Alexandra Oprea and Margareta Matache, “Reclaiming the Narrative: A Critical Assessment of Terminology in the Fight for Roma Rights,” in Ismael Cortés Gómez and Markus End, eds, Dimensions of Antigypsyism in Europe, European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma 2019
  • Margareta Matache, “Preface,” in Angela Kocze, Eniko Vincze, Jelena Jovanovic, and Violetta Zentai, eds, The Romani Women’s Movement: Struggles and Debates in Central and Eastern Europe, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
  • Margareta Matache and Krista Oehlke, “A Critical Analysis of Roma Policy and Praxis: The Romanian Case,” in Jacqueline Bhabha, Andrzej Mirga, Margareta Matache, eds, Realizing Roma Rights, University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming 2017
  • Jacqueline Bhabha and Margareta Matache, “Are Children’s Rights to Citizenship Slippery or Slimy?” in Slippery Citizenship, ed. Rhoda Howard- Hassmann and Margaret Walton Roberts, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015
  • Margareta Matache and David Mark, “Confined by Narrow Choices: the Stories of Roma Adolescents,” in Jacqueline Bhabha, ed., Human Rights and Adolescence, Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014
  • Margareta Matache, “Gender Equality, Sense of Belonging, Both?,” in Iulia Motoc, ed., Women’s Rights: from Regional to Universal in Human Rights-Essays in Honor of Justice Bhagwati, University of Bucharest Publishing House, 2009


  • Margareta Matache and Jacqueline Bhabha, Anti-Roma Racism is Spiraling during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Viewpoint, Health and Human Rights Journal, Volume 22, Issue 1, June 2020
  • Kelly R. Knight, Ph.D., Laura G. Duncan, B.A.,  Marek Szilvasi, Ph.D.,  Ashish Premkumar, M.D.,  Margareta Matache, Ph.D.,  and Andrea Jackson, M.D., Reproductive (In)justice — Two Patients with Avoidable Poor Reproductive Outcomes, The New England Journal of Medicine, 2019;
  • Margareta Matache, Introduction. Roma in a time of paradigm shift and chaos, in Andrew Richard Ryder, Marius Taba, eds, “Roma in a Time of Paradigm Shift and Chaos,” Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, Volume 26, Number 1, February 2018.
  • Jacqueline Bhabha, Margareta Matache, and Teresa Sordé Martí, eds, Romani People and the Rights to Health, Health and Human Rights Journal, Volume 19, no. 2, December 2017
  • Jacqueline Bhabha, Arlan Fuller, Margareta Matache, Jelena Vranjesevic, Miriam Chernoff, Boris Spasic, Jelena Ivanis, Reclaiming Adolescence: A Roma Youth Perspective, Harvard Educational Review  Journal, July 2017
  • Margareta Matache in Biased Elites, Unfit Policies: Reflections on the Lacunae of Roma Integration Strategies, European Review Journal. Cambridge University Press, 2017
  • Margareta Matache, Jacqueline Bhabha, Carrie Bronsther, Towards EU negotiations, a moment of opportunity for the Roma, Ashkalie, and Egyptian communities in Kosovo, European Review Journal, Cambridge University Press, July 2014
  • Margareta Matache, The Deficit of EU Democracies: A New Cycle of Violence Against Roma Population, Human Rights Quarterly, May 2014


  • Margareta Matache, Roma Youth Participation and Inclusion in Standards, Policies, and Programmes in Europe, Council of Europe, 2020
  • Margareta Matache et al., Romani Realities in the US, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, 2020
  • Margareta Matache, Marius Taba, Simona Barbu, Guaranteeing Access to Quality Early Childhood Education Services for Roma and Sinti Children in the OSCE Area: Obstacles, Practices, and Solutions, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, 2019
  • Margareta Matache and Simona Barbu, The History of School Desegregation for Roma, RomArchive, 2018
  • Jacqueline Bhabha, Margareta Matache, Miriam Chernoff, Arlan Fuller, Susan Lloyd McGarry, Natasa Simić, Jelena Vranješević, Milan Stančić, Boris Spasić, Milena Mihajlović One in One Hundred: Drivers of Success and Resilience among College-Educated Romani Adolescents in Serbia, Harvard FXB Center and Center for Interactive Pedagogy, 2018
  • Margareta Matache, Preface, in Roma in Ireland-A National Needs Assessment, Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Center & Department of Justice and Equality, 2018.
  • Bernard Rorke, Margareta Matache, Eben Friedman, A lost decade? Reflections on Roma inclusion 2005-2015, 2015
  • Arlan Fuller, Margareta Matache, Sarah Dougherty, Krista Oehlke, Vasileia Digidiki, Strategies to combat segregation of Romani children in schools, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, February 2015
  • Jennifer Leaning, Jacqueline Bhabha, Arlan Fuller, Margareta Matache, Bonnie Shnayerson, Carrie Bronsther, Jelena Ivanis, and Katalin Dobias, Accelerating patterns of anti-Roma violence in Hungary, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, January 2014


  • Margareta Matache and Jacqueline Bhabha, Why is Discrimination against American Roma Ignored?, Open Democracy, Janaury 2021
  • Margareta Matache and Mary Bassett, Romani Americans still Struggle with Discrimination, Al Jazeera, December 2020
  • Margareta Matache, It is Time Reparations are Paid for Roma Slavery, Al Jazeera, October 2020
  • Margareta Matache, Europe’s Buried History of Racism and Slavery. Letter to the Editor, Politico, June 2020
  • Jacqueline Bhabha and Margareta Matache, Anti-Roma Hatred of Street of Budapest, EU Observer, June 2020
  • Margareta Matache, Jennifer Leaning, Jaqueline Bhabha, The shameful resurgence of violent scapegoating in a time of crisis, Open Democracy, May 2020
  • Aluízio de Azevedo Silva Júnior and Margareta Matache, Standing Up Against Anti-Romani Racism During A Pandemic, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, April 2020
  • Margareta Matache, A European Collective Racist Consciousness?, Roma Rights Review, December 2020
  • Margareta Matache and Jacqueline Bhabha, Letter to the Editor. Separated at the Border, and Only 4 Months Old, The New York Times, June 2019
  • Margareta Matache, Denied Education: Why Romani Children Don’t Finish School, ZEKE Magazine, Spring Issue of 2019
  • Margareta Matache, Romani Resistance Day is about more than Memory, Foreign Policy in Focus May 2019
  • Margareta Matache and Cornel West, Roma and African Americans share a common struggle, The Guardian, February 2018
  • Margareta Matache, Jacqueline Bhabha, and Arlan Fuller, Writing Romani Youth Lives, Blog of Harvard Education Publishing, June 2017
  • Suraj Yengde and Margareta Matache, Roma and Dalit experiences of persecution pave way for solidarity, openDemocracy, June 2017
  • Margareta Matache and Jacqueline Bhabha, Roma slavery: the case for reparations, Foreign Policy in Focus, 2016
  • Margareta Matache, Integrated Education in Europe: Privilege or Right?, openDemocracy, 2015
  • Margareta Matache and Arlan Fuller, Fighting school segregation in Europe, EurActiv, 2015
  • Margareta Matache and Jacqueline Bhabha, Celebrating Romani Resistance Day, Foreign Policy in Focus and The Epoch Times, 2015
  • Kristin Raeesi, Glenda Bailey Merson, Margareta Matache, The Holocaust’s forgotten Roma victims, The Daily Beast, 2014
  • Margareta Matache, Jacqueline Bhabha, Modern Europe’s Roma: Still denied social justice, Carnegie Council for Ethics in international affairs, August 2014
  • Margareta Matache, Persecution of Roma in Hungary is spiraling out of control, The Conversation, February 17, 2014