Maria Konstantopoulou is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science & History, at Panteion University, Athens, Greece. Her thesis focuses on Turkish and Greek Political issues. She graduated from the Department of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2007. Since 2012, she holds an M.Sc. in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Athens. She is a full time collaborator of the Hellenic History Foundation. She speaks English and Turkish.