Chalkou Maria

Chalkou Maria

Member of the Node for Hybrid Arts
Assistant Professor with scientific field "History, Theory and Practice of Cinema".

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Maria Chalkou is an assistant professor in the Department of Audio and Visual Arts at the Ionian University, specializing in the History, Theory, and Practice of Cinema. She teaches History and Theory of Cinema, Greek Cinema, and History, Theory, and Practice of Documentary at the undergraduate level, as well as Digital Storytelling in the MA program "Audiovisual Arts in the Digital Era." She holds a Ph.D. in Film Studies from the University of Glasgow and a master's degree in Film Theory and Art from the University of Kent. From 2018 to 2022, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science and History at the Panteion University within the research program "Censorship in Cinema and Visual Arts: The Greek Experience from the Post-War Era to Today," supported by ELIDEK. Since 2013, she has been the founder and editor of the academic journal Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies. Her research interests focus on Greek and European cinema, cinema of the '60s, cinematic representation of history and the past, film genres, film criticism, and censorship.