Maria Chalkou studied Pedagogy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Filmmaking
at the Stavrakos Film School. She holds a Ph.D. in Film Theory and History
(University of Glasgow), sponsored by the Greek State Scholarships
Foundation (I.K.Y.), and a MA in Film and Art Theory (University of Kent).
Her research interests focus on film cultures of the 1960s, Greek Cinema,
contemporary European cinema, film censorship and cinematic representations
of the past. She has also researched and co-directed the documentary
Oneira Mikrou Mikous (1960-1967)/Dreaming in 'Shorts' (1960-1967) for the TV programme Paraskinio (2007). Currently she teaches Film History and Theory at the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of Ionian University.