Dr Georgios Samaras
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Int’l School for Government
The Policy Institute

georgios.samaras [at] kcl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7325

30 Aldwych
Bush House - North East Wing
King’s College London
Room 8.09

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Since 2023, I have held the position of Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the International School for Government and Policy Institute, King's College London. During the academic year 2022/23, I served as a Lecturer in Political Economy within the Department of Political Economy. My teaching experience includes positions at UCL and LSE.

On the side, I hold the position of Senior Research Associate at the ENA Institute, located in Athens, Greece. In 2024, I am spearheading a fully-funded study in collaboration with ETERON, concentrating on the voting behavior of young Greeks.

I earned a PhD in Political Science from King's College London in 2022, following the completion of an MA in Education Policy in 2018 from the same institution. Prior to that, I read Language and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki from 2019 to 2014.

My research interests have expanded to encompass investigations into communication strategies utilized by extremist groups in the 21st century. Moreover, I am interested in exploring unconstitutional practices within politics and proposing policy measures to combat various forms of democratic norm abuse in democratic states.

In my spare time, I record music under the alias Plastic Flowers. In 2023-24, I joined Onassis Stegi for a bi-monthly mixtape show. I have also been coding algorithms on MAX/MSP and I enjoy coding, drawing, and surfing. Finally, I hold a black belt in Taekwon-Do.

Access my CV here.