Edita Rigová is pursuing her PhD studies at the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. In the past she participated in the Roma Access Programs at the Central European University and later successfully completed her MPA studies at the University in Lausanne in Public Administration Program. She completed internships in the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights based in Vienna, and at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Warsaw. Under the auspices of the Lantos Foundation and Humanity in Action, she served as a fellow – Policy Advisor in the United States House of Representatives, in the office of honorable congressman Alcee L. Hastings. Her research interests focus on Romani studies and Roma marginalisation, while her dissertation project looks at the practice of establishing remote vocational schools in areas with Roma population and examines how these kinds of schools contribute to Roma inclusion.