→ 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 and informal space for junior researchers that is built on mutual respect, confidentiality, sustainability, and work-life balance
→ Promote and enhance research and network-building by setting up a platform that allows network members to connect with other (junior and senior) academics, activist groups, and public institutions
→ Contribute to the production of a “feminist knowledge” outside the neoliberal university, with a focus on creating collaborative research tools and collective intelligence
→ Facilitate conversations 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, including (prospective) Master’s students. We are autonomous of Sophia, though not institutionally independent.
The Network hosts regular offline and online meetings and informal get-togethers.
Our recent meetings:
We also collaborate with Sophia on the conceptualization and organization of events or conferences.
Our recent conferences:
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