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Maria Letsiou (born in Greece in 1972) is a visual artist, educator, and researcher. Since 1992, Letsiou has taught art in several educational settings. This first stage of her teaching career provided her with a wealth of observations that nurtured questions that she later had the opportunity to research further. In 2010, she earned a Ph.D. degree in Art Education at the Athens School of Fine Arts (Department of Theory and History of Art), and she contributed to research about multiculturalism and artistic instructional practice in Greece. As a Fulbright visiting scholar (2015), hosted by Prof. Paul Duncum (UIUC’s School of Art and Design, USA),  she researched video production and visual culture education. Since 2011, Letsiou has participated in several international research projects organized by InSEA. She is a member of the organizational committee of InSEA seminars in Thessaloniki,  School of Early Childhood Education, Aristotle University, Greece (2018).  As a visual artist she has participated in two biennials (Luleå Art Biennial, LAB11, Sweden, 2011, and 9th Biennale of Young Artists in Europe, Rome, Italy, 1999). Her artworks have been presented in several solo and group exhibitions, and her art research focuses on place, memory, popular visuality, and paradox. She is currently teaching art education classes in the School of Early Childhood Education at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.