Tatiana Zachar Podolinská

Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology
Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovakia
e-mail: tatiana.podolinska@savba.sk

ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6164-5740



Marian Devotion among Roma/Gypsies, Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements,
Roma Christianity, Roma Churches and Religious Movements in Slovakia



  • PODOLINSKÁ, T. (2015). „Si Róm a môžeš byť kým chceš!”: redefinícia romipen v pentekostálnom pastoračnom diskurze (’You´re a Rom and You Can Be Whoever You Wish to Be!’: Redefinition of Romipen in the Pentecostal Pastoral Discourse). In: T. Podolinská, T. Hrustič (Eds.), Čierno-biele svety: Rómovia v majoritnej spoločnosti na Slovensku. Bratislava: IESA SAS, VEDA, the Publishing House of SAS, (pp. 480–522). 
    Available at: https://uesa.sav.sk/files/cbs_iii._7._podolinska_481-522.pdf
  • PODOLINSKÁ, T. (2014). Questioning the Theory of Deprivation: Pentecostal Roma in Slovakia. In: D. Thufjell, A. Marsh (Eds.), Romani Pentecostalism: Gypsies and Charismatic Christianity. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang Academic Research, (pp. 89–107).
    Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328365917_Questioning_the_Theory_of_Deprivation_Pentecostal_Roma_in_Slovakia...



Research projects


  • 2019 Renewalist Movements among Roma in Europe (SAS-ERC Visiting Fellowship Grant, St Andrews University, Scotland)/ Visiting Scholar
  • (2017–2019) Danube Region Information Platform for Economic Integration of Migrants – DRIM (Interreg Danube Transnational Programme)/Project Manager and Migration Thematic Expert
  • (2016–2017) The Future of Religious Faith from a Central and Eastern European Perspective (John Templeton Foundation grant  ID: 58599, Christian Academy, Prague, Czech Republic)/National Coordinator, Key-note speaker
  • Since 2016 Network of Academic Institutions in Romani Studies (NAIRS) (Helsinky University, Finland)/ Vice-Chair Person
  • (2016–2017) Copernicus Graduate School/ Warszava, Poland/Romani studies Visiting Lecturer
  • (2015) Insiders and Outsiders of Identity Games. European Policies Towards Roma, Central and Eastern European Case (Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden)/ Visiting Lecturer and Investigator
  • (2014) Roma in Central and Eastern Europe (Honors College Missouri State University, Springfield, USA)/Visiting Lecturer and Investigator
  • (2012) Evaluation of Roma Education Fund Project for Slovakia (Roma Education Fund Budapest, Hungary)/Investigator and Manager
  • (2009–2012) Anthology on Romani Pentecostalism/ Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden/ Romani Studies Thematic Expert
  • (2007–2009) Religion and Values: Central and Eastern European Research Network (6FP EU-REVACERN/ LP University of Szeged, Hungary)/National Coordinator and Romani Studies Thematic Expert
  • (2002–2005) Mobilising Reurbanisation on Condition of Demographic Change (5FP EU-RE-URBAN MOBILE; Key Action City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage)/Thematic expert
  • (2001–2003) Religiousness of the Slovak Romanies (Roma Culture Initiative Open Society Institute Budapest, Hungary)/Investigator and Manager


  • (2019–2022) Ethnographic Research of Non-Religion and Secularism in Modern Slovak Society Life-Trajectories and Stories (Research project VEGA)/Principal Investigator
  • (2019–2022) Patterns of Social Mobility of the Roma in the Light of Empirical Research (Research project VEGA)/Investigator
  • (2018–2022) Analysis of Barriers in Access to Employment for Marginalized Groups of Population (MARGIWORK, SRDA project)/Investigator
  • (2015–2018) Label Roma – Its Emic and Ethic Consequences and Social Impact 
    (Research project VEGA)/Principal Investigator 2015–2017; Investigator (2017–2018)
  • (2011–2014) Roma in Majority Society (Research project VEGA)/Principal Investigator
  • (2010) Social Inclusion of the Roma by Religious Means (SIRONA 2010)(project for the Social Development Fund)/Principal Investigator and Manager
  • (2009) Efficiency of Fieldwork in Marginalised Roma Communities (project for the Social Development Fund)/Investigator
  • (2003–2006) Collective Identities (Centre of Excellence SAS)/Investigator