Chiara Maria Mauro got a MA in Classical Archaeology at the University of Pisa (Italy) in 2012 with a dissertation on Phoenician seafaring in the Archaic period. In 2014, she completed a Master in Teaching History, Geography and History of Art at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). In 2016, she obtained a PhD in Studies on the Ancient World from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), with a thesis on Archaic and Classical Harbours across the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Part of the Ionian Sea; from September 2015 until December 2015, she was Visiting Research Student at the University Alma Mater (Bolonia, Italy). In October 2017, she was awarded with an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on a project entitled "Ancient Harbours in the Greek World: A study of Aegean and Ionian sea harbours from the dawn of the city-state to the Classical Period", under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. De Souza.
She published various papers on harbours, shipwrecks and sailing in the Archaic and Classical Mediterranean. She is currently working on a monograph on harbours in the Greek world, which is expected to be published in 2019.