Dr Maria Palaktsoglou is a Lecturer in Modern Greek language and culture in the Department of Language Studies, Flinders University. She is the Director of Studies (Modern Greek), the Coordinator for many topics in Modern Greek and the Coordinator of the Diploma in Language.She has an MA (1996) and a PhD (2002) on Greek Literature from Flinders University. She has published a series of articles on literature, migration and Distance learning and has taken part in many national and international conferences both in Australia and Europe. She has co-edited a book, two special editions of The Modern Greek Studies Association Journal, and Conference Proceedings. Dr Palaktsoglou is the Co-editor of Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial Conference of Greek Research.
PhD, M.A, BA (Hons)
Dr Palaktsoglou has served for a number of years as a President and a member of the Modern Greek Language Teachers Association of South Australia, and has worked with the SACE Board of South Australia since 1999. She has given many public lectures and has published a commemorative book for the Greek Community and Parish of St George, Thebarton, South Australia: Σαράντα χρόνια ζωής και δημιουργίας, Europa Press, Adelaide, 2001 (ISBN 0-9580210-0-7).