→ A network of junior researchers and early-career scholars affiliated to all Belgian universities, who are interested or engaged in feminist research and gender studies.
→ Offer a welcoming space for academic as well as informal purposes that is built on confidentiality, sustainability and work-life balance
→ Promote and enhance research by setting up a platform that gathers members of academia, activist groups and public institutions
→ Contribute to the production of a “feminist knowledge” outside the neoliberal university, by offering collaborative tools to research and collective intelligence
→ Engage in a conversation on ethical productions of knowledge, that embrace pluralistic, plurilinguistic and reflexive ways of doing research
Sophia facilitates regular network meetings with various themes: informal get-togethers, co-organizing colloquium programs, academic support etc. The direction of each meeting is adapted to the wants and needs of the network members.
The Junior Network welcomes anyone interested to join or organize activities. It is ruled by a sociocracy, based on consensus. We are autonomous of Sophia, though not institutionally independent.
The Network hosts regular meetings and an annual network party, as well as informal bi-weekly lunch meetings for members.
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We also collaborate with Sophia on the conceptualization and organization of events or conferences.
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