ZiF Research Group

Global Contestations of Women's and Gender Rights

October 2020 – July 2021

Convenors: Alexandra Scheele (Bielefeld, GER), Julia Roth (Bielefeld, GER), Heidemarie Winkel (Bielefeld, GER)

Ania Plomien


FotoDepartment of Gender Studies,
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom
E-Mail: a.plomien@lse.ac.uk


Ania Plomien is an Associate Professor at the Department of Gender Studies London School of Economics and Political Science, which she has joined in 2010 (then Gender Institute). Ania lectures on the Gender Policy and Inequality programme (including 'Gender and European Welfare States' and 'Feminist Economics and Policy: An Introduction') and supervises a range of PhD projects. Prior to joining the LSE, Ania studied Sociology and Economics (Hon. B.A.) and Sociology (M.A.) at the University of Toronto, Canada, followed by a PhD at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany. In addition, Ania has been a member of the European Network of Experts on Gender Equality (ENEGE) as a National Expert for Poland (2005-2015) conducting analysis of gender equality policies supporting the European Commission's work programme. She has also served as Editorial Board Member on the Work, Employment and Society journal (2012-15).

Current Main Research Interests

Ania Plomien's research interests concern the processes advancing or blocking the attainment of gender social justice. From a feminist political economy perspective and concerns with unequal access to and sharing of material and power resources the focus is largely, but not solely, on the gender division of labour. Her two current collaborative projects (Gender and diversity in banking and finance and Labour mobility, capitalist production, and social reproduction) focus on the gap between the articulation and the realisation of equality goals from gender, class, and migration status perspectives.

Five selected publications with particular relevance to the Research Group
  • Plomien, A. and Schwartz, G. (2020) Labour mobility in transnational Europe: between depletion, mitigation and citizenship entitlements harm. European Journal of Politics and Gender, forthcoming.
  • Plomien, A. (2019) Gender inequality by design: Does successful implementation of childcare policy deliver gender-just outcomes?, Policy and Society, 38:4, 643-662.
  • Plomien, A. (2018) EU social and gender policy beyond Brexit: towards the European Pillar of Social Rights, Social Policy and Society, 17(2): 281-296
  • Kilkey, M., Plomien, A., and Perrons, D. (2014) Migrant mens fathering narratives, practices and projects in national and transnational spaces: recent Polish male migrants to London, International Migration 52 (1): 178-191
  • Kilkey,M., Perrons, D. and Plomien, A. with P. Hondagneu-Sotelo and H. Ramirez (2013) Gender, Migration and Domestic Work: Masculinities, Male Labour and Fathering in the UK and USA, Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills Basingstoke.