Afroditi Nikolaidou holds a PhD in Communication, Media and Culture from the Panteion University and an MA in Film and Television Studies from the University of Amsterdam. In the past, she has worked as a coordinator for the Greek Films section of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2003-2007). She teaches “Cultural Communication” at the Hellenic Open University and “Documentary and Journalism” for the Qualitative Journalism and New Technologies MA ('Athena'-Research and Innovation Center in Information, Institution of Promotion of Journalism Athanassios Botsis and Danube Universtity at Krems, Austria). She is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (IKY) at Panteion University.