Maria Karamessini is professor of labour economics and economics of the welfare state and Director of the Centre for Gender Studies at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Athens). She has directed many research projects including the first Graduates’ Survey in Greece and has been member of all the European Commission expert groups on Gender and Employment since 1997 (EGGE, EGGSIE and currently ENEGE). She has recently published two articles on the gender impact of economic crises in Greece: “Labour market impact of four recessions on women and men in Greece: comparative analysis in a long term perspective” (Social Cohesion and Development 7(2), 2012) and “Strukturkrise, Schocktherapie und Gender in Griechenland” (in Ingrid Kurz-Scherf and Alexandra Scheele Hrsg. Macht oder ökonomisches Gesetz? 2012); and is the co-editor, with Jill Rubery, of the book “Women and Austerity. The Economic Crisis and the Future for Gender Equality” (Routledge http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415815376/) forthcoming in August 2013.