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Dr Anna Gwiazda
Dr Anna Gwiazda

Dr Anna Gwiazda

Reader in Comparative Politics

Research interests

  • Policy
  • Politics

Biography

Dr Anna Gwiazda is a Reader in Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Economy. Before joining King’s in September 2010, Anna worked at Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the European University Institute, Sussex European Institute, Australian National University and the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She has a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, an M.A. in Political Science from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and a BA in Economics from Technical University in Radom, Poland.

Office hours

Wednesday: 11.00 - 12.00

Friday: 10.30 - 11.30

Research

Anna’s current research focuses on women’s political representation, gender equality, the quality of democracy, democratization, European politics and Polish politics. In the past, she also conducted research on the Europeanisation of public policies. 

Anna has published two special issues: ‘Politics and Gender in Eastern Europe’ in Politics & Gender and ‘Women’s Political Representation in Central and Eastern Europe’ in East European Politics. She is currently working on 1) the Istanbul Convention and political responses to violence against women, and 2) women's protests in the context of democratic backsliding.

Anna's book 'Democracy in Poland' was published by Routledge in August 2015.It was reviewed in West European Politics East European Politics , Slavic Review and Democratization. Anna's book is now available in paperback www.routledge.com

Teaching

  • Gender Politics and Public Policy (MA Module)
  • Women & Politics (third-year undergraduate module)

    Research

    talk-at-kings-thumbnail
    Comparative Politics Research Group

    The Comparative Politics research group hosts a research agenda based on political institutions, representation and regimes.

    westminster
    Public Policy and Regulation Research Group

    Public Policy and Regulation (PPR) is the home for theoretically and empirically grounded research which analyses policy and regulatory responses to important political, social and economic issues, and (individual-level) responses to these policies.

    social divisions
    Social Equity and Social Welfare

    The Social and Social Welfare subgroup delivers theoretically and empirically grounded research focused on gender and income inequality, social policy and social welfare, taxation, and redistribution.

    News

    £5 million grant awarded to study women's political representation

    The research will explore marginalised women's experiences of politics

    time for change

    Strong campaign networks crucial for passage of legislation

    Building stronger networks of feminist campaigners with access to a wide range of resources was central to the successful adoption of legislation that...

    Protest closeup

    Success for school staff at annual awards

    A member of the student experience team in the School of Politics and Economics (SPE) was among the winners at this year’s King’s Education Awards.

    ResizeChloeAward

    Praise for academic team as promotions are confirmed

    The head of the School of Politics and Economics has paid tribute to the hard work of academic staff after news of several successful promotions was confirmed.

    SPE news

      Research

      talk-at-kings-thumbnail
      Comparative Politics Research Group

      The Comparative Politics research group hosts a research agenda based on political institutions, representation and regimes.

      westminster
      Public Policy and Regulation Research Group

      Public Policy and Regulation (PPR) is the home for theoretically and empirically grounded research which analyses policy and regulatory responses to important political, social and economic issues, and (individual-level) responses to these policies.

      social divisions
      Social Equity and Social Welfare

      The Social and Social Welfare subgroup delivers theoretically and empirically grounded research focused on gender and income inequality, social policy and social welfare, taxation, and redistribution.

      News

      £5 million grant awarded to study women's political representation

      The research will explore marginalised women's experiences of politics

      time for change

      Strong campaign networks crucial for passage of legislation

      Building stronger networks of feminist campaigners with access to a wide range of resources was central to the successful adoption of legislation that...

      Protest closeup

      Success for school staff at annual awards

      A member of the student experience team in the School of Politics and Economics (SPE) was among the winners at this year’s King’s Education Awards.

      ResizeChloeAward

      Praise for academic team as promotions are confirmed

      The head of the School of Politics and Economics has paid tribute to the hard work of academic staff after news of several successful promotions was confirmed.

      SPE news