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Georgios Samaras
Georgios Samaras

Dr Georgios Samaras

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Public Policy

Research interests

  • Politics

Biography

Dr Georgios Samaras is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Public Policy at the International School for Government, King’s College London.

He earned his PhD in Political Science from King’s College London, and his MA in Education Policy from the same institution. His doctoral research focused on the rise of the far-right Greek neo-Nazi party ‘Golden Dawn’, and its impact on voting behaviour.

Between 2019 and 2022, he taught politics at University College London and the London School of Economics. Additionally, Dr Samaras serves as a political adviser in Greece. He is a Fellow of the Populism Team and the Higher Education Academy of the UK.

Currently, Dr Samaras is working on his first monograph, which is set to be published in 2023.

Research interests

  • Political Communication
  • Mobilisation
  • Far-right Politics
  • Media Policy

Research

Georgios is a scholar with a keen interest in the political economy of media, as well as the implementation of policies for regulating social networking. In his forthcoming monograph, he delves into the emergence of far-right politics in Greece, examining the underlying factors that have led to support for extreme political entities.

PhD supervision

Georgios is currently seeking to supervise PhD students with a focus on the following areas of research:

  • Policy responses to far-right extremism
  • Media policy and mobilization
  • Political communication in Europe

If you are a PhD candidate interested in any of these areas, please reach out to him for potential supervision opportunities.

Teaching

  • Approaches to Policymaking
  • The Policy Process

    Research

    critical european
    The Critical European Studies Research Group

    This interdisciplinary research group in the Department of European and International Studies re-examines key concepts in Europe through a shared lens of critical theory. 

    Bolsonaro Yellow Background
    Authoritarianism and populism research group

    Examining the rise and effects of authoritarianism and populism.

    News

    International School for Government hosts European Capitals programme

    Participants had the opportunity to witness the inner workings of government

    Participants outside HM Treasury.

    Staff and students honoured at annual awards

    Outstanding students and staff from across the School of Politics and Economics (SPE) were honoured at an awards ceremony.

    SPEaward23John

    PhD research cast light on rise of far-right political party

    Understanding the rise to prominence of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in Greece formed the core of doctoral research undertaken by former PhD candidate...

    SPENewsStock

    Features

    Swift Moves: Tackling Europe's Far-Right Tango with Taylor

    DR GEORGIOS SAMARAS on why a recent call for Taylor Swift to help with the upcoming European Parliament elections stems from concerns about the rise of the...

    Taylor Swift Eras Tour poster

      Research

      critical european
      The Critical European Studies Research Group

      This interdisciplinary research group in the Department of European and International Studies re-examines key concepts in Europe through a shared lens of critical theory. 

      Bolsonaro Yellow Background
      Authoritarianism and populism research group

      Examining the rise and effects of authoritarianism and populism.

      News

      International School for Government hosts European Capitals programme

      Participants had the opportunity to witness the inner workings of government

      Participants outside HM Treasury.

      Staff and students honoured at annual awards

      Outstanding students and staff from across the School of Politics and Economics (SPE) were honoured at an awards ceremony.

      SPEaward23John

      PhD research cast light on rise of far-right political party

      Understanding the rise to prominence of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in Greece formed the core of doctoral research undertaken by former PhD candidate...

      SPENewsStock

      Features

      Swift Moves: Tackling Europe's Far-Right Tango with Taylor

      DR GEORGIOS SAMARAS on why a recent call for Taylor Swift to help with the upcoming European Parliament elections stems from concerns about the rise of the...

      Taylor Swift Eras Tour poster