Vesna Leskošek, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana. Her research interests include gender studies, welfare state, social inequalities, poverty and young people. Her doctoral thesis on the first-wave feminism in Slovenia was published in a monograph entitled Zavrnjena tradicija [Rejected Tradition](Založba cf*, 2002). In the recent years she was the editor of Teaching Gender in Social Work (Utrecht University and Stockholm University, 2009) and the co-author of two monographs: Nasilje nad ženskami v Sloveniji (Aristej, 2013) and Zaposleni revni (Sophia, 2013). Further to this, her contributions are regularly published in scientific and professional magazines and books, including the chapters in From welfare fraud to welfare as fraud (in the monograph published by Ashgate, 2014) and The role of feminism in protecting social rights (in the monograph published by the Centre of Women's Studies in Zagreb, Croatia, 2013).