Prize Ceremony 2021

The Brigitte Schnegg Prize 2021 goes to Dr. Faten Khazaei. An honorable mention goes to Dr. Leandra Bias.
To the winners 2021

The award ceremony and the lecture "Re-politicizing intersectionality: In theory and practice" by the winner Dr. Faten Khazaei will take place after the SAGS General Assembly.

November 5, 2021, 18.15 to 20.00, Université de Neuchâtel, A.-L. Breguet 1, Room 301 (3rd floor) or online via Webex.

Covid-pass and registration are required to attend the award ceremony on site, which will be followed by an aperitif. To register for the ceremony on site or online, please write us an email:


The Brigitte-Schnegg-Prize was created in honor of Prof. Dr. Brigitte Schnegg who directed the Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies at the University of Bern until her unexpected death in spring 2014. The purpose of the award is to honor outstanding academic work in the field of gender studies in Switzerland contributing to social and political change. The first prize ceremony was held at our general assembly in 2017.

Prize ceremony 2019

The winner of the Brigitte-Schnegg prize 2019 is Dr. iur. Nula Katharina Frei. She receives the prize for her dissertation "Menschenhandel und Asyl. Die Umsetzung der völkerrechtlichen Vorgaben zum Opferschutz im schweizerischen Asylverfahren" . An honorary mention goes to Mathilde Schnegg for her master's thesis "Les politiques suisses de contraception ; le fédéralisme à l’épreuve du genre". More.

Prize ceremony 2017

The 2017 recipients of the Brigitte-Schnegg-Prize were Fabienne Amlinger for her work on women’s organizations within Swiss political parties («Im Vorzimmer zur Macht? – Die Frauenorganisationen der SPS, FDP und CVP (1971 bis 1995)»), and Yv E. Nay for their work “Feeling Family” on affective paradoxes in normalizing queer families («Feeling Family – Affektive Paradoxien der Normalisierung von „Regenbogenfamilien»).