Georgios Samaras is a PhD candidate and Teaching Assistant at the Department of European and International Studies, and Department of Political Science 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 online strategies. His research interests range from the rise of nationalism to populism in the 21st century and the far-right. Georgios studied German Language and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and Journalism at the University of Westminster on postgraduate level. He 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.