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

40 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 at the Department of Political Economy.

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 behaviour of young Greeks. Since 2021, I have been a Fellow of Team Populism at Brigham Young University.

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 far-right extremist groups in the 21st century. Moreover, I am interested in exploring unconstitutional practices within politics and proposing policy measures to combat forms of democratic norm abuse. 

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 developing algorithms on MAX/MSP and I enjoy coding, drawing, and surfing. Finally, I hold a black belt in Taekwon-Do.

Access my CV here.