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Dr Georgios Samaras is a Lecturer in Political Economy at the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London. He received his PhD in Political Science from King’s College London (2022) after completing his MA in Education Policy from King’s College London as well (2018). His thesis focused on the rise of Greek neo-Nazi party ‘Golden Dawn’ and the voting behaviour of the far-right.

From 2019 to 2022, he taught politics at University College London and the London School of Economics. On the side, he regularly contributes to Greek newspapers Kathimerini and EFSYN, whilst he has also worked as a political adviser in Greece from 2019 to 2022. He is a Fellow of Populism Team and the Higher Education Academy of the UK.

He is currently drafting his first monograph to be published in 2023.

Research interests

  • Far-right extremism
  • Media influence
  • Voting behaviour
  • Communication theory


Georgios is interested in the political economy of the media and the implementation of policy for social networking regulation. His upcoming monograph explores the rise of the Greek far-right and the reasons behind voting for extreme entities in politics.

PhD supervision

Georgios is not able to supervise PhD students at the moment.


  • The Political Economy of Inequality
  • Comparative Social Policy