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Dr Anna Gwiazda is a Senior Lecturer 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.


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


Anna was awarded £43,000 by the Noble Foundation for the research project entitled ‘The substantive representation of women in Poland,’ which was conducted from 1 October 2016 until 30 September 2017: Gender & Politics in Eastern Europe.

The Special Issue on Politics and Gender in Eastern Europe, guest edited by Anna, was published by Politics&Gender, Volume 15, Issue 2, June 2019.


  • Gender Politics and Public Policy (MA Module)
  • Women & Politics (third-year undergraduate module)
  • Political Change in Europe (second-year undergraduate module)

Latest publications

You can see a list of Anna's latest publications here.