Dina Vaiou is Professor of Urban Analysis and Gender Studies in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and coordinator of the post-graduate program on Urban and Regional Planning. She has studied architecture in the NTUA, planning in the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (MA) and urban geography and planning in the University of London (PhD). Her research interests address the feminist critique of urban analysis, the changing features of local labour markets with special emphasis on women’s work and informalisation processes, the impact of mass migration on Southern European cities and of women’s migration in particular. She has coordinated several national and European projects (or the Greek part of such projects). Dina is member of the editorial board of the following journals: European Planning Studies, European Journal of Women’s Studies, Social and Cultural Geography, Geographies (in Greek). She has published books and numerous articles in Greece and abroad, including. Relevant publications: (with Hadjimichalis, C.) With the sewing machine in the kitchen and the Poles in the fields. Cities, regions and informal work, Athens: Exandas (2003); “Informal cities? Women’s work and urban development on the margins of the European Union” (1997).