Alina Dragolea is a lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science – National University for Political Science and Administrative Studies (Bucharest, Romania) where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Gender and Politics, Welfare State and Development Policies. Since 2011 she coordinates the MA Program Policies, Gender and Minorities within the Faculty of Political Science, NUPSAS. She holds a PhD title in political science with a thesis on reconciliation policies between work and family life. Recently, she has conducted a post-doctoral research on the European welfare state after the economic crisis with a special focus on challenges to redistribution in a context of scarce resources. Alina Dragolea has published books, book chapters, articles as well as research reports (nationally and internationally) on the topic of gender equality and gender policies in Romania, as well as the welfare state and social policies. She has worked on numerous research projects as expert in the field of gender equality, for Romanian NGOs as well as EU based institutions.