Maro Pantelidou MaloutaField of expertise: Political Science
Short bio: Maro Pantelidou Maloutas is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science of the University of Athens. She specializes in issues concerning democracy, equality, citizenship and the cultural aspects of politics (political culture and political socialization). Gender constitutes a central component of her approach, both as a theoretical standpoint as well as in research. Feminist theory, controversies concerning gender identities, as well as issues referring to the relation between democracy and gender as well as citizenship and representation, constitute the main areas of interests in research and writing. She has participated in and directed various research projects concerning issues of gender equality, she has co-directed the project of the National Center of Social Research (EKKE) on the political attitudes of Greek women, and was recently directing the Greek branch of two European research projects,(5th Framework): Genre et gestion locale du changement ( HPSE-CT-1999-00015 ) and Policy frames and implementation problems: The case of gendermainstreaming ( MAGEEQ - HPSE-CT-2002-00127 ). She also directed a research projectunder Pythagoras II at the University of Athens, on Gender differences in political attitude models, as well as the Greek and Cypriot branch of a European research project (6th Framework) on Quality in gender equality policies (QUING- C. No 028545-2). She is the author of many articles and five books (mainly in Greek). Her latest book is: The Gender of Democracy: Citizenship and Gendered Subjectivity, London, Routledge, 2006.
Dimitra SamiouField of expertise: Women''s History
Short bio: Dimitra Samiou has first studied feminist history and history of women’s cultures at the University of Paris VII with prof. M. Perrot (1983-1987). She has finished her PHD at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (University of Athens) on the history of Greek women’s suffrage rights during 19th and 20th centuries. She has published articles in Greek and in English concerning women’s struggle for citizenship and the vote. Her forthcoming book in Greek is titled The Political Rights of Greek Women (1864-1952): Citizenship and Universal Suffrage.
Loukia MavromitrouField of expertise: Head Librarian
Short bio: Loukia Mavromitrou works from 1984 as head in the Library of Subjects of Equality and Sex of General Secretariat for Gender Equality, that it is governed in the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights. Her duties are the organisation and the supervision of operation of Library and the Historical Archive that recently had acquired important women's personal documents and memories from the women's movement of the period from 1976 to 1986 in Greece.