Brigitte-Schnegg-Prize

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.

The prize ceremony will take place on 7 November 2019 at 18h15 at the University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, Room 033.

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»).