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Thesis Prize

ARC-GS National Prize for Best Social Science Master Thesis in Gender and Sexuality Studies

The Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS) promotes gender and sexuality studies within the social sciences at the University of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands and beyond. Aside from facilitating research synergies, its educational mission involves encouraging and valorizing advanced social science students working in the field. Since 2011 ARC-GS awards a prize to the best master’s thesis focused on gender and/or sexuality studies in the social scientific disciplines in the Netherlands. Applications are accepted from all universities in the Netherlands and can be submitted between October 1 and October 31.

Call 2019 ARC-GS Thesis Prize
Please click here to read the announcement of the 2018 ARC-GS MA Thesis Prize. Please click here to download the thesis “‘You Have to Know How to Play, Otherwise They Will Catch You’. Young Women and the Navigation of Same-Sex Intimacies in Contemporary Urban Senegal”. Please click here to read the announcement of the 2017 ARC-GS MA Thesis Prize. Please click here to download the thesis "Who Cares for Equality?" Please click here to read the announcement of the 2016 ARC-GS MA Thesis Prize. Please click here to download the thesis "Management Gender Composition and the Gender Pay Gap: Evidence from British Panel Data". Please click here to read the announcement of the 2015 ARC-GS MA Thesis Prize. Please click here to download the thesis “Doing Vaginismus: Activity and Self-Interpretation of Clenching Bodies”. Please click here to read the announcement of the 2014 ARC-GS MA Thesis Prize. Please click here to download the thesis “Does tolerance matter? A study of same-sex unions and well-being in 9 European countries”. Please click here to read the announcement of the 2013 ARC-GS MA Thesis Prize. The thesis “‘She represents all that is wretched about Britain’ Folk devils and moral panic in contemporary Britain” is not yet available to download. Please click here to read the announcement of the 2012 ARC-GS MA Thesis Prize. Please click here to download the thesis “When Will I be Loved? Regulated Sexualities amongst Intellectually Disable People”. Please click here to read the announcement of the 2011 ARC-GS MA Thesis Prize. Please click here to download the thesis “Officers of the Juridical System or Guardians of Morality Norms. Examination of Police Brutality towards Trans Sex Workers in Istanbul”.