Plomien, Ania

Dr Ania Plomien  


Position held

Assistant Professor in Gender and Social Science


Non LSE positions held

Expert Group on Gender and Employment (EGGE)

National Expert for Poland


Experience keywords:

Central Eastern Europe; EU accession; EU labour market and social policies; Europeanisation; Poland; employment; gender; inequality; labour market policy; labour market; post-socialism; work and care

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy; Policy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Central Eastern Europe; European Union; Poland


German [Spoken: Basic, Written: N/A]; Polish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7771



Plomien, Ania (2018) EU social and gender policy beyond Brexit: towards the European Pillar of Social Rights Social Policy and Society, 17 (2). 281-296. ISSN 1474-7464


Perrons, Diane and Lacey, Nicola and Phillips, Anne and Wearing, Sadie and Ashtiany, Saphieh and Biressi, Anita and Carter, Cynthia and Chakrabarti, Shami and Chinkin, Christine and Couldry, Nick and Criado-Perez, Caroline and DeLargy, Pamela and Dobbs, Linda and Harris, Scarlett and Himmelweit, Susan and Jenkins, Kate and Kabeer, Naila and Lovenduski, Joni and Manning, Alan and Murray, Rainbow and Negra, Diane and Neitzert, Eva and Orgad, Shani and Plomien, Ania and Sen, Purna and Spicer, Harriet and Starmer, Keir (2016) Confronting gender inequality: findings from the LSE commission on gender, inequality and power London School of Economics and Political Science, Gender Institute, London, UK.


Plomien, Ania (2014) Introduction to the section Economy In: Evans, Mary and Hemmings, Clare and Henry, Marsha and Johnstone, Hazel and Madhok, Sumi and Plomien, Ania and Wearing, Sadie, (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory. Sage Publications, Inc., London, UK. ISBN 9781446252413

Himmelweit, Susan and Plomien, Ania (2014) Feminist perspectives on care: theory, practice and policy In: Evans, Mary and Hemmings, Clare and Henry, Marsha and Johnstone, Hazel and Madhok, Sumi and Plomien, Ania and Wearing, Sadie, (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory. SAGE Publications, London, UK, 446-464. ISBN 9781446252413

Perrons, Diane and Plomien, Ania (2014) Gender, inequality and the crisis: towards more equitable development In: Karamessini, Maria and Rubery, Jill, (eds.) Women and Austerity: the Economic Crisis and the Future for Gender Equality. Routledge IAFFE advances in feminist economics. Routledge, Abingdon, 295-313. ISBN 9780415815376

Evans, Mary and Hemmings, Clare and Henry, Marsha and Johnstone, Hazel and Madhok, Sumi and Plomien, Ania and Wearing, Sadie, eds (2014) Handbook of feminist theory Sage, London, UK. ISBN 9781446252413

Kilkey, Majella and Plomien, Ania and Perrons, Diane (2014) Migrant men's fathering narratives, practices and projects in national and transnational spaces: recent Polish male migrants to London International Migration, 52 (1). 178-191. ISSN 0020-7985


Plomien, Ania and Perrons, Diane (2013) Gendering the Euro crisis LSE Ideas (17 Sep 2013) Blog entry

Kilkey, Majella and Perrons, Diane and Plomien, Ania (2013) Gender, migration and domestic work: masculinities, male labour and fathering in the UK and USA Migration, diasporas and citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, London, UK. ISBN 9780230297203

Plomien, Ania (2012) While the EU remains committed to gender equality, the reality still falls far short of policy-makers’ goals LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (15 Nov 2012) Blog entry


Plomien, Ania (2010) Gender and the labour market in Poland: domestic barriers to Europeanisation VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN 9783639244618

Perrons, Diane and Plomien, Ania (2010) Why socio-economic inequalities increase? Facts and policy responses in Europe European Union, Brussels, Belgium. ISBN 9789279163432

Perrons, Diane and Plomien, Ania and Kilkey, Majella (2010) Migration and uneven development within an enlarged European Union: fathering, gender divisions and male migrant domestic services European Urban and Regional Studies, 17 (2). 197-215. ISSN 1461-7145


Plomien, Ania (2009) Employment and social policy in Poland: towards a European social model. In: EUSA Eleventh Biennial International Conference, 23 - 25 April 2009, Los Angeles CA, USA

Plomien, Ania and Perrons, Diane and Kilkey, Majella (2009) Gender orders in a divided Europe: understanding the migrant handyman phenomenon. In: Gendering East/West: a conference to celebrate 25 years of Women’s Studies, 8 - 10 July 2009, York, UK

Plomien, Ania and Perrons, Diane and Kilkey, Majella (2009) From post-socialism to neo-liberalism? Gendered understandings and experiences: insights from the migrant handyman sector in the UK. In: Post-socialism, Neo-liberalism − Old And New Gendered Societies And Policies, 22 - 24 May 2009, Timişoara, Romania

Lewis, Jane and Plomien, Ania (2009) Flexicurity as a policy strategy: the implications for gender equality Economy and Society, 38 (3). 433-459. ISSN 0308-5147

Plomien, Ania (2009) Welfare state, gender, and reconciliation of work and family in Poland: policy developments and practice in a new EU member Social Policy and Administration, 43 (2). 136-151. ISSN 0144-5596

Plomien, Ania and Perrons, Diane and Kilkey, Majella (2009) Families' outsourcing of male domestic jobs: implications for (gender) equality. In: Social Policy Association Annual Conference, 29 June - 1 July 2009, Edinburgh, UK


Plomien, Ania and Lewis, Jane (2008) Flexibility and security vs. flexicurity: implications for gender equality. Social quality and the changing relationship between work, care and welfare in Europe. In: Social Quality and the Changing Relationship between Work, Care and Welfare in Europe WORKCARE workshop, 2-4 June 2008, Budapest, Hungary


Plomien, Ania (2007) The before and after: EU influence on Poland's labour market policies and politics of gender. In: Exchanging Ideas on Europe 2007, 3-5 September 2007, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Plomien, Ania (2007) The social, economic and political reality of Poland’s participation in the European employment strategy: three years on and counting. In: Changing Political Economies: Macro Trends and Micro Experiments, 28 - 30 June 2007, Copenhagen , Denmark

Lewis, Jane and Plomien, Ania (2007) Work/family reconciliation, equal opportunities, and social policies: the interpretation of policy trajectories at the EU level and the meaning of gender equality Work package 3 working paper for WORKCARE project, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.

Plomien, Ania (2007) Poland and the Lisbon strategy: employment and social inclusion policies and politics from the perspective of gender mainstreaming. In: Social Policy in Europe: Changing Paradigms in an Enlarging Europe?, 20-22 September 2007, Vienna, Austria


Plomien, Ania (2006) From socialism to capitalism: women and their changed relationship with the labor market in Poland In: Blossfeld, Hans-Peter and Hofmeister, Heather, (eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Women's Careers: an International Comparison. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 247-274. ISBN 9781845426644


Plomien, Ania (2005) Labour market policy and women in Poland: justified nostalgia for socialism or reasonable hopes of return to Europe?. In: What Counts? Calculation, Representation, Association., 30 June - 2 July 2005, Budapest, Hungary

Plomien, Ania (2005) Half full or half empty? Labour market policy making in post socialist Poland. In: EUSA 9th Biennial International Conference, 31 March - 02 April 2005, Austin, USA


Plomien, Ania (2004) EU accession and the labour market policy in Poland: gender relations, continuity and change. In: UACES Student Forum 5th Annual Northern Conference, 8 May 2004, Glasgow, UK

Plomien, Ania (2004) From communism to europeanism: the impact of accession on labour market policy and gender in Poland. In: UACES 34th Annual Conference and 9th Research Conference ”The European Union: New Neighbours, New Challenges”, 6 - 8 September 2004, Birmingham, UK

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