Dr Katerina Papakonstantinou holds a PhD from the University of Athens. She has taught history at the University of Piraeus, the Ionian University and the Hellenic Open University. She has participated in research projects at the Ionian University on Greek Maritime History of the 18th Century, The Development of the Azov port-cities and the Greeks of the 19th century and The Black Sea And Its Port-Cities From The 18th To The 20th Century. She is the author of 175 Years of Greek Post. Athens 2003, editor of Ship Posters. Voyages in the Mediterranean and Across the Oceans, 19th and 20th Centuries, Athens 2011, co-editor with Prof G. Harlaftis of Greek Shipping, 1700-1821. The Heyday before the Greek War of Independence, Athens 2013 and history consultant in Wife, Mother, Daughter. The Contribution of Women to the Greek Shipping Family,co-edited by I. Bissias and P.Kapetanakis, Athens 2018. She currently teaches Modern Greek at the Greek schools of Manor Hill and Finchley in North London.