This year marks the second awarding of the Hélène Phoa Gender Studies Research Thesis Prize  external link. In 2020, Anita Prša became the first ever recipient of the prize. This year, Sarah Trottier had the honour of receiving the prize for her thesis titled The Colonial Poetics of TikTok: Talking Dogs, Queer-Coded Cottages, and Getting to Know YourSelf through the Algorithm. The prize was awarded during the diploma Graduation Ceremony of the Research Master Gender Studies on November 4, 2021. The jury enjoyed reading all submitted theses, as they offer an exciting view of what constitutes Gender Studies for a new generation. Although the jury encountered a variety of topics and approaches all submitted work had one thing in common: all authors were committed to knowledge production that contributes to social justice and inclusive diversity. See here for the complete interview with this year’s winner.