Maria Chalkou is an assistant Professor at the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of Ionian University and the principal editor of Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies, while during 2018-22 she was a post-doctoral researcher at Panteion University (CIVIL – Censorship in Visual Arts and Film, supported by ELIDEK). She holds a Ph.D. in Film Theory and History (University of Glasgow), sponsored by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.), and an 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, film criticism, film genres and the cinematic representations of the past.