Kalfa Maria is a Social Anthropologist with a master in gender issues and completed her doctoral studies in the Department of Political Sciences (AUTH). Alongside, she works as a researcher and lecturer in three departments of the University of Western Macedonia. Her PhD study focuses on the relationship between gender and politics and she had received a scholarship from ELIDEK due to academic qualifications. She has approached interdisciplinary gender issues through her postgraduate studies (Psychopedagogical components of multiculturalism, Management and Organization of Educational Units, Social Policy in crisis, Semiotics). Her most recent publications include the works:
Kalfa, M. (2020). How does patriarchy prevent women from entering politics? In 4th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, Milan.
Kalfa, M., Hatzifotiou S. (2021). The portrayal of gender-based violence and femicide in public discourse In N. Vaiou, M. Petraki, M. Stratigaki (eds). Gender-Based Violence-Violence against women. Athens: Alexandria.
Kalfa, M. (2021). Gender based violence and abuse: Melek’s victory In 2nd Global Conference on Women’s Studies, Berlin, 2021 (invitation).
Kalfa, M. (2021). Gender and politics: Reviewing the naked body in public space In G. P. N. Rocha, R. L. Gonçalves, P. Damião de Medeiros (edit). Juventude(s): Movimentos globalis e desafios futuros, 183-188.
Kalfa, M. (2022). Gender: how the difference was made. (A. Tiwary & T. Gupta, Eds.). Re-thinking gender, equality and development. Vernon Press, Women’s Studies.