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EKfG Host Institute for International Award Winner Anneliese Maier Research Award for Prof. Sylvia Walby

The Essen College of Gender Research congratulates Prof. Sylvia Walby Walby OBE: Distinguished Professor of Sociology and UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, Director, Violence and Society UNESCO Centre, Lancaster University, UK, named fellow in the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Society of the Arts on winning the Anneliese Maier Research Award endowed by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and looks forward to its collaboration with the award winner.

Professor Sylvia Walby is one of the leading theorists of the sociology of gender inequalities and social change in the world, as, inter alia, documented by numerous awards, fellowships and her participation in high-ranking national and international research projects. The influence of her theoretical and empirical work transcends academia and impacts on the development of policy approaches of European institutions, the United Nations (UN Women), UNESCO as well as national and international NGOs and governmental institutions.

The award, endowed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has been granted to Sylvia Walby in recognition of her outstanding achievements in research and in order to enable the award-winner to conduct top grade forward-looking research in cooperation with expert colleagues in Germany. The awardee has been nominated by EKfG Executive Committee member Prof. Karen Shire. Both professors have been collaborating in research for more than 10 years.

Professor Walby is not a stranger to German sociology, thus there is a strong and realizable expectation that the award will contribute to deepening and opening new research collaborations on gender regimes and intersectional inequalities in a broader European perspective.

As a host institution, the EKfG will benefit from the internationalision of its research programmes, mainly in the field of analysis of intersectional inequalities, the strengthening of its relevant research clusters and in the field of junior research. Designated for in-depth work are the gender dimensions of human trafficking, the transformation of gender relations in European comparison, and gender and violence.

A ceremonious opening event is planned for 18 April 2018, 18:00-20:00 at Campus Duisburg.

The official awards ceremony will take place on 12 September 2018 at a multi-day expert colloquium in Germany.

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