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Standing Group on Citizenship: Early Careers Lounge

Get talking. Get inspired!

Latest session

Wednesday 23 November, 15:00 GMT / 16:00 CET


Vladěna Bätge Jahn, Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Leibniz University Hannover
Barbara Schenkel, SOAS, University of London


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Our Standing Group on Citizenship is thrilled to present its Early Careers Lounge – a brand-new series of FREE virtual meet-ups for PhD students and early career scholars interested in citizenship, civic education, political participation, migration and related topics.

The series aims to create an inspiring space for regular sessions that enable researchers in the field to chat and exchange ideas in an informal and supportive environment.

How it works

The session will feature two fantastic speakers from the Early Careers Lounge who will provide a brief insight into their current research, followed by a Q&A session.

You will then be invited to join breakout rooms. The theme of this session’s breakout rooms will be on research/ PhD related issues. Each attendee will have the chance to talk through an issue they are currently facing and receive feedback and support from fellow attendees.

Join this event to:

  • Expand your academic network
  • Discuss your research project
  • Share ideas and get inspired

Our speakers

Vladěna Bätge Jahn is pursuing a PhD at Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where she is a member of Brussels Research Centre for Innovation in Learning and Diversity. In her doctoral research, she explores an intersection of mobile learning and development of transferable skills in higher education context.

In the future, Vladena would like to focus on competency development at scale, targeting integrative negotiation, conflict transformation and collaborative problem solving skills cluster. Vladena also works as a Researcher in Sport and Cognition Department at Leibniz University Hannover in Germany.

Barbara Schenkel is currently finishing her PhD in Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London. Her research looks at international development projects targeting Jordanian women’s political empowerment for which she has undertaken qualitative and ethnographic data collection in Jordan and Europe.

In this context, she is interrogating the traveling and use of concepts such as citizenship and ‘the political’. She is also interested in interdisciplinary conversations about feminist and decolonial approaches to knowledge production.

About the Standing Group

The Standing Group on Citizenship investigates citizenship and its personal, cultural, social, economic and political implications through interdisciplinary research from multiple theoretical perspectives. It addresses how citizenship continues to formulate relations between polities and individuals through rights, duties, participation and identities. In the context of increased diversity, less participation and growing political distrust, the Standing Group also explores and researches how schools prepare citizens for their civic life in citizenship education. Find out more.

How to join

The event is FREE and open to PhD students and early career scholars interested in research addressing the various branches of citizenship. 

Registration is required but you will only need to register once for the entire series.

You will need a My ECPR account to register. Don't yet have one? You can create it here, even if you are not affiliated with an ECPR Member institution.

  1. Register for the series
  2. All forthcoming sessions will be automatically added to your Itinerary
  3. Access the session through My Events in My ECPR
  4. A link to join will appear in your itinerary 15-minutes before the start of the session

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