Dr Maria Tamboukou is a scholar in Gender and Feminist Studies and has held academic positions in a number of institutions, including Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of East London, Affiliated Professor in Gender Studies at Linnaeus University Sweden and Adjunct Professor at Griffith University, Australia. She is a member of the Scientific Board of the 'Hannah Arendt' Centre for Political Studies at the University of Verona, Italy and of the International Advisory Board, for the Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory (SELMA), at the University of Turku, Finland. Maria's research activity develops in the areas of philosophies and epistemologies in the social sciences, feminist theories, narrative analytics and archival research. She is the author of 7 monographs, 2 co-authored books, 3 co-edited volumes on research methods and more than 90 articles and book chapters. She has rich journal editorial experience, including co-editor of the journal Gender and Education and section editor of Matter: a Journal of New Materialist Research. Maria has been the recipient of research grants and fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, the Australian Academy of Humanities, the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Writing histories of the present is the central focus of her work, currently configured as an assemblage of feminist genealogies.