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Georgios Samaras

PhD Research Associate, Department of European and International Studies, King's College London

Georgios Samaras is a Research Associate and Teaching Assistant at the Department of European and International Studies. He also teaches Politics at UCL.

His doctoral research focuses on the rise of the extreme-right in Greece during the years of the fiscal crisis — with a particular emphasis on Golden Dawn’s rhetoric and media manipulation strategies. His research interests range from political theory to feminist policies and European integration.

Georgios has 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 previous research explored the impact of austerity policies on Greece’s Higher Education system, and the systemic implementation of the Bologna Process.

Prior to his PhD, 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 multi-instrumentalist and touring musician.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate and Teaching Assistant, King's College London


  • 2022 
    King's College London, European and International Studies PhD
  • 2018 
    King's College London, Education Policy MA
  • 2015 
    University of Westminster, Communication MA
  • 2014 
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, German Language and Literature BA