Hello.



Bio

I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1990, but was raised in Brussels, Belgium.  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-bean and  CNN International & Greece.


For my complete CV, click here.

PhD / Academia

My PhD project is focused on the rise of extreme right propaganda on mainstream and social networks in Greece during the years of the fiscal crisis 2012-2019.

My theoretical framework emphasises:

a) political liberalisation via social networking, and the rise of populist messaging

and

b) social movement theory in conjuction with mobilisation and participation


As a young researcher in the academia, I am using this research as an opportunity to understand more about extremist rhetoric, and the various ways such actors have used online resources to benefit politically from the fiscal and migrant crisis in Greece from 2012 to 2019.


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


Email

georgios.samaras@kcl.ac.uk