Hélène Phoa was a graduate of the Research Master Gender Studies at Utrecht University. She graduated in 2018. Hélène was too young when she passed away in 2019. In memory of her life, her courage and her commitment to Gender Studies, the family of Hélène Phoa made it possible to award a yearly prize for a gender studies thesis. The prize is intended to contribute to supporting a graduate in the passage from being a student in gender to a rewarding next phase in life where ‘doing gender’ may find a new form.

Every year a prize of €1000,- will be awarded to a thesis. See here for more information.