Theoni Baniou has obtained her Bachelor degree in Archaeology and History of Art at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2016). In 2019, she obtained her master’s degree from the same university, with a specialization in Prehistoric Archaeology.
As a student, she participated in various excavations in Greece. In 2020, Theoni worked in the Ephorate of Antiquities in Heraklion (Ministry of Culture and Sports, Government of Greece), while in the academic year 2019-2020 she taught the course of Prehistoric Archaeology at the School of Guides in Thessaloniki (Greece).
In December 2021 she became a PhD researcher in the ICAC, as a member of the Landscape Archaeology Research Group (GIAP), with a scholarship granted by the ICAC.
Bainou will develop her doctoral thesis Exploring Roman tastes: an archaeobotanical and network analysis approach to the investigation of food plant access, commerce, and social identities (2021-2025), under the supervision of Dr. Alexanda Livarda.