Hello.



Bio

I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1990, but raised in Brussels, Belgium. Currently, I am based in London, UK, and work for King’s College London and UCL.



From 2009 to 2014, I studied 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 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 focuses on the rise of extreme right propaganda on social networks in the years of the Greek fiscal crisis from 2012 to 2019.

My theoretical framework emphasises: a) political liberalisation through social networking, and the online spread of populist messaging, and b) social movement theory in conjuction with political mobilisation in the Digital Age.


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 migrant and fiscal crises.


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 have been coding experimental MAX/MSP algorithmic patches and custom interfaces. Some of them will be published on this page soon.

In my spare time, I enjoy writing, drawing (especially on 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