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Georgios Samaras is a PhD candidate at the Department of European and International Studies. His doctoral research focuses on the rise of far-right groups in Greece during the years of the fiscal crisis, with a particular emphasis on Golden Dawn’s rhetoric and media manipulation strategies.

He previously studied at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and University of Westminster, and later joined King’s College London, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Education Policy under the supervision of Professor Alan Cribb. His research explored the impact of austerity on Greece’s Higher Education system, and the implementation of the Bologna Process.

Prior to his PhD research, he worked for two years at CNN Greece & International. His work experience also includes two years in the energy industry. Alongside his research interests, he is a musician and multi-instrumentalist.

Doctoral Research

An Investigation into Golden Dawn’s Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Global Rise of Nationalism
  • Higher Education Reforms in Europe
  • Theory of European Integration
  • Politics of Austerity
  • Language and Sexism
  • Gender and Race 
  • Women and Politics



  • Authoritarianism
  • Women in Politics