A farewell to 2020

The holidays (both winter and summer) are upon us and the year is (as most of us will think finally) almost over, but we do not want to let that happen without some last words of 2020 from us.

Firstly, and most importantly, we want to get out the warmest of thanks to all of you. You, our readers, contributors and reviewers are the base of En-Gender! Thank you for all your support. We are immensely glad to have gotten to know all of you. Your research and help is important and we are happy to have a part in sharing it. We are also very much looking forward to working with those of you who also want to share their work with us and our readers. To our contributors, we thank you for your trust and hope to work with you again in the future. Last but not least, a big appreciation to our reviewers for making sure that the publications are clear and insightful.

The new year will bring new opportunities to contribute to En-Gender! In the meanwhile, try to enjoy the time you have and take care of yourselves. Remember, community begins with those close to you, so pay attention to your loved ones and friends and reach out if you need any help yourselves.

We at En-Gender! want to wish all of you a happy and restful holiday season and a great start into the year, hoping to hear and read from you soon.

Your En-Gender! Team

Some words from founder-editor Jessica

Even though during the summer months and maybe now with some weird holidays ahead, many of us will have thought that 2020 was definitely one of the worst years, it did not go by without some smaller but even happier moments than we would have expected. 

For me, one of these happy moments was when I realized, that something is happening in the academic landscape. This became apparent to me, when I saw that, already during our many crises this year, support as well as a willingness to see various forms of discrimination was there right from the beginning. Surely, this does not mean that the world has changed or that even academia might be a better place now than it was a few years back. But was it does mean is that we are on our way! More and more people are aware of prejudices and see the need to do new, interesting and research which challenges culture and society.

I am even more happy to say that we at En-Gender! can be part of this. After I almost started from scratch this year reviving the journal and blog, this you could not have ended better than being able to say: We have a running working paper series. We have a well-read blog. We have so many great contributors and reviewers. We have an amazing team of editors. 

Thank you!

Some words from one of our new members Leandro

While it has been a very long and tiring year, I have to say it has also been a very interesting one. First, a big thank you to everyone here at En-Gender! for inviting me to join them. I have had a lot of fun working with our contributors and reviewers. It has helped me improve my knowledge on topics outside my area and on realities different from my own. One of the things I was hoping to accomplish when I joined. So I am very happy and looking forward to keep learning.

If you are on the fence, or know someone who is, about a piece or an idea do not be afraid write us an email or contact us on our social media and we can work it out! Really looking forward to working with you in the future! Have a great start of the year and take care of yourself and those around you!

Some words from founder-editor Anna

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a strange year for all of us. For some of us academics, we have been forced to carry out our research in shared flats and childhood bedrooms rather than our beloved offices and libraries. Still, the pandemic has produced a wide range of timely work especially considering the gendered effect of pandemic. While we don’t know what 2021 will hold, I know that En-Gender will continue to offer a welcoming space to early career academics as well as publishing platform. So consider setting yourself a new year project and submitting to us. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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