28 Oct IGOT launches The Isabel André Prize for Research in Gender and Geography
GEARING ROLES partner the Centre of Geographical Studies (CEG-IGOT), University of Lisbon, has launched the Isabel André Prize for Research in Gender and Geography. The prize aims to promote and stimulate excellent research in geography, regional development and spatial planning, which include gender perspectives.
The award arises from the need to foster the dissemination of gender perspectives in the field of geography and to give more visibility to researchers at the beginning of their careers who successfully conduct work in which gender is analysed in its spatial dimension.
Named for Isabel André, this distinction is a tribute to this pioneer of gender studies in geography. In 1994, André became the first woman to obtain a PhD degree in Portugal with a geography thesis in the area of gender studies. Her PhD thesis ‘The false neutral in human geography: gender and the patriarchal relationship in employment and domestic work‘ paved the way for critical reflection around gender equality in geography, a key value which this prize aims to support and encourage.
Applicants should have concluded a PhD thesis addressing Portuguese-speaking spatial contexts. Submissions may be in Portuguese, English, Spanish or French and there are no application restrictions in terms of gender, nationality or institutional affiliation. The application period will be announced during the first quarter of 2021. In the meantime, conditions, procedures for applying, and award criteria may be found HERE.
The award is framed within the Centre of Geographical Studies’ institutional commitment to gender equality and to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. The prize is included in IGOT’s Gender Equality Plan, signed in 2020, developed as part of the GEARING Roles Project.