Projects

Solutionsblog: Projects

G-VERSITY is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral doctoral training network in which various projects come together. In this section of the blog, you can get to know the different areas of work and the brains behind it!

Facing the reality of uncertainty: A chat with Dr. Carolin Ossenkop  28. January, 2024 As the idea of graduating comes closer to mind, the question of facing the uncertain next steps arises in one’s…

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Driving home for Christmas… 23. December, 2023 Driving home for Christmas… …and looking back on all the things that have happened over the past year. I am…

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Gender, well-being, and power: An example of a pilot 9. December, 2023 Participating in the European Airline Training Symposium (EATS: Pilot Conference - EATS - European Airline Training Symposium 2023) as a…

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Reflecting on Expectancy Value Theory for my career decisions 12. November, 2023 I really like the Situated Expectancy Value Theory (SEVT for short) by Jacque Eccles and colleagues because this framework seems…

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Showing Up As Your “Full Self”? A Conversation On Queer Authenticity (2) 1. October, 2023 In this episode, Hanna and Shannon have spoken about potential differences between being a researcher and activist and the question…

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My first academic conference 24. September, 2023 This summer I got the opportunity to go to my first academic conference. The conditions for participating, first a short…

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Mini-Interviews With Our Early Stage Researchers: Research Topic And Surprising Findings (2) 1. September, 2023 In Part 2 of the interview with our ESRs, Andrea Kocis, Kezia Olive, Hanna Szabo, Serena Haines, Tatjana Graf, Shannon…

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Showing up as your “full self”? A conversation on queer authenticity 27. August, 2023 In this podcast, Hanna Szabó (she/her) and Shannon O’Rourke (she/her) discuss how authenticity features in their PhD research. While Hanna…

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Mini-interviews with our Early Stage Researchers: Research Topic and Surprising Findings 23. July, 2023 In this interview, our ESRs Yirou Fang, Mary Ann Ciosk, Vladislav Krivoshchekov, Sofia Elena Bracco, Clara Plückelmann, Rasika Mahajan and…

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New Perspectives on the Same Project – Things I Learned at the Summer School in Nijmegen 19. May, 2023 Doing a PhD involves engaging in an ongoing learning process; always trying to build on your existing knowledge. You often…

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Finding ways into the LGBT+ Sector 12. May, 2023 In this podcast episode, Shannon O’Rourke (she/her) speaks to Helen Bowie (they/she) about what drew them to work in the…

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A personal reflection: “everyday life” experiences of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD fellow 28. April, 2023 In this video, ESR Tatjana Graf reflects on her personal "day-to-day" experiences, struggles and thoughts as a Marie Curie fellow.…

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Stereotyping overpowers logic: If Linda is a feminist, Jonathan must be gay 24. April, 2023 Twisting the well-known conjunction fallacy to reveal our reliance on race and sexual orientation stereotypes

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The joys and struggles of 15 PhD students 4. April, 2023 In this podcast episode, G-VERSITY Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) speak about the unexpected. They describe the things that were more…

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When the personal becomes professional 9. March, 2023 In this podcast episode, G-VERSITY ESR Shannon O’Rourke (she/her) speaks with Paul Roberts (he/him), the CEO of the LGBT+ Consortium.…

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Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby! –  Embracing Intimacy and Pleasure Through Storytelling 22. February, 2023 In this episode, we will be introducing Cameryn Moore, a playwright and performer who started Smut Slam in 2011. Smut…

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Is burnout gendered? 13. February, 2023 The job market is majorly responsible for burnout experience for adults – the feeling of chronic exhaustion, cynical attitude, and…

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Road to Boston: participating to the small group meeting “Advances in LGBTIQ+ research” 30. December, 2022 At the end of October 2022, I had the opportunity to join the small group meeting on “Advances in LGBTIQ+…

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Gendered difference in motivational profiles, achievement, and STEM aspiration of elementary school students 23. December, 2022 Kezia Olive shares her research insights on Gendered difference in motivational profiles, achievement, and STEM aspiration of elementary school students.

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#4GenderStudies 19. December, 2022 Watch G-VERSITY members Hanna Szabó and Ana-Nzinga Weiss participating in the #4GenderStudies campaign of the Margherita von Brentano Center at…

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Isolated, but not alone: A one year update 18. November, 2022 A year ago, I wrote a blog post about meeting others in the network, and the strange experience of beginning…

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Connection as the antidote to feeling like an impostor 31. October, 2022 When I began my research on the experiences on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) people in leadership, I was…

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What do you find most rewarding about research? 22. September, 2022 Whenever I have conversations with friends or family and I have to explain what exactly I am doing right now…

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Photo of a compass in a person's hand in front of greenery Navigating life as a diversity researcher 27. July, 2022 A conversation with Dr. Ruth van Veelen on research and life as a social identity and diversity scholar.

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Mental Health during a PhD: lessons from my first year 13. June, 2022 In the past year of my PhD, I’ve been learning that in order to feel seen and supported, you need…

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PhD-ing and Teach-ing: A Reflection on Challenges and more 12. May, 2022 What started off as a one-semester job while I looked for “permanent” jobs in the industry ended up changing my…

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Academic Mobility: The Traveling Life of a PhD 3. May, 2022 As I am working on the final corrections of my PhD proposal, my train passes the mountains that mark the…

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Survival skill Useful Tips for PhD students 29. April, 2022 During the annual G-Versity workshop in Venice this April, Mary Ann Ciosk and Clara Plückelmann asked other early-stage researchers to share their survival tips for PhD…

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Of Posters, Friends, and Narrow Alleys 21. April, 2022 I arrived in Venice by train, with my trolley, a backpack and a big bag that made me a too…

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“I want to make the world a better place” 11. March, 2022 The participants of the virtual roundtable continue to discuss different approaches to gender diversity research and their practical implications.

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Approaches to Gender in Diversity Research 3. March, 2022 In this first part of the virtual roundtable, Hanna Szabó and Ana-Nzinga Weiß discuss how to define and approach gender in research with Dr.…

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Wellbeing during a PhD 4. February, 2022 I often feel I’m not productive enough. There’s always more to be written, more to be read, emails to answer,…

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Planning a career or where do I go from here? 18. January, 2022 Even though I am only at the end of the first semester of my doctoral degree, I wonder a lot…

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Where I’m starting from: responding to impostor syndrome 13. December, 2021 I am in a seminar called “Where am I in this? Roles, goals, and reflexivity in the (queer) research process”.…

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Isolated but Not Alone 26. October, 2021 Starting your PhD during the midst of a global pandemic is not exactly ideal. I imagine the angst associated with…

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