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Dr Zofia Łapniewska

Glasgow Caledonian University

Zofia Łapniewska is an economist and currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Women in Scotland’s Economy (WiSE) Research Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is working on the topics of care economics, gender budgeting, well-being, commons and cooperatives.

From January to September 2015 she was a Visiting Fellow at the Gender Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. There she analysed if and how a gender perspective is included in the declarations and actions of European energy cooperatives, depending on the size, adopted mode of governance and cultural determinants of the region/country. At that time she began to cooperate with the Women’s Budget Group and contributed to the research ‘Investing in the Care Economy. A gender analysis of employment stimulus in seven OECD countries’ whose findings were published at the end of 2015. Before, she spent over two years in Germany as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a Research Fellow at the Technische Universität Berlin. In years 2009-14 she gave lectures in ‘Gender and the City’, ‘Gender and Development’ and ‘Feminist Economics’ at the University of Warsaw.

Her recent publications include: ‘Reading Elinor Ostrom through a Gender Perspective’ in Feminist Economics (2016); ‘Growth, Equality and Employment: Investing in Childcare in Scotland’ a WiSE Working Paper Series No. 4 (2016); ‘(Re)claiming Space by Urban Commons’ in Review of Radical Political Economics (2015); ‘Well-Being and Social Development in the Context of Gender Equality’ a Working paper no 1.4 of Jagiellonian University in Krakow (2014); and Women on the ‘Green Island’: The Crisis in Poland from a Gender Perspective (a book co-edited with Anna Czerwińska and Joanna Piotrowska, 2010) [in Polish].