Maria Hadjiathanasiou is a Senior Research Associate at the Diplomatic Academy. Currently, she is also an MSCA (Widening) Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and Governance, University of Nicosia. Maria is working on the Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation project “Power through Attraction: British, Greek and Turkish Cultural Diplomacy in Cyprus, 1945-1974”. Maria holds a PhD from the University of Bristol in Modern History. Her monograph Propaganda and the Cyprus Revolt: Rebellion, Counter-Insurgency, and the Media, 1955-1959 is to be published by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2020. She has published in international, peer-reviewed academic journals. She serves as an Assistant Editor to the Cyprological academic journal The Cyprus Review and she is the Treasurer of the Cypriot Society of Historical Research. Her main research interests are cultural diplomacy and policy, British imperial and colonial history, insurgency/counterinsurgency studies, media studies and cultural history.