Dr Georgios Samaras

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
International School for Government



I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and raised in Brussels, Belgium. Presently, I live in London, UK where I work as Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the International School for Government and Policy Institute, King's College London.

I obtained a PhD in Political Science (2022) and an MA in Education Policy (2018) from King's College London, as well as a BA in Language and Literature from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2014). I taught politics at UCL and LSE from 2019 to 2022, focusing on Europe, global media, and politics. During my doctoral studies, I served as a freelance policy adviser in Greece.

Currently, my research interests have expanded to encompass the communication strategies utilized by extremist factions in the 21st century, with a specific emphasis on far-right extremism.

My role at King's College London includes participation in the research group dedicated to Authoritarianism, while I also serve as a Fellow for Team Populism. On the side, I work as Research Associate with ENA Institute and occasionally collaborate externally with ETERON.

In my spare time I record and perform music as Plastic Flowers. In 2023-24, I have joined Onassis Stegi and Movement Radio for a bi-monthly mixtape show. I have been coding strange algorithms on MAX/MSP too. I also enjoy coding, drawing, and surfing. I am also a Taekwon-Do black belt holder.