Hello.



Bio

I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, but spent my childhood years in Brussels,  Currently, I am based in London, UK.



From 2009 to 2014, I studied German Language and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, reading contemporary literature and investigating branches of linguistics in both Greek and German.

In 2014 I moved to London where I completed postgraduate studies in Journalism at University of Westminster, and then in Education Policy at King's College London. Between 2014 and 2018, I worked for bio-beanCNN International & Greece and Emisia.


For my complete CV, click here.

PhD / Academia

My PhD project is focused on the rise of extreme right propaganda on mainstream and social media in Greece during the years of the fiscal crisis 2012-2019. Alongside my research I work as a Teaching Assistant and Political Consultant.

My theoretical framework emphasises:

a) the impact of the migrant crisis on the Greek economy, and the spread of islamophobia and xenophobia

b) the continuous rise of ultranationalism in Europe that has created a sense of economic isolationism throughout the continent. 


As a millennial and part of the generation that witnessed this new wave of right wing extremism, I am using my academic research as an opportunity to understand more about their rhetoric, and the various ways extreme right actors have used online resources to benefit politically from the fiscal crisis.


Visit my departamental page at King’s College London here.

Miscellaneous

At the moment I am working on my PhD thesis and several publications.

I plan to publish some complex MAX/MSP algorithms created and programmed by yours truly. Watch this space.

In my spare time I enjoy freelance writing, drawing (especially on my moleskine) & surfing.


Contact

Georgios Samaras
School of Politics & Economics
Bush House North East
Room 9.01
King’s College London
40 Aldwych WC2B 4BG


If you want to get in touch, send me an email me via this form.