Sergei A. Samoilenko

Sergei A. Samoilenko, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at George Mason University. He is a co-founder and the director of Mason’s Lab for Character Assassination and Reputation Politics. He teaches courses on variety of topics including: political communication, crisis communication, reputation management, cancel culture, and many others. His research focuses on issues in public relations, reputation management, crisis communication, and post-socialist studies. He is an author and co-editor of Routledge Handbook of Character Assassination and Reputation Management, Handbook of Research on Deception, Fake News, and Misinformation Online, Character Assassination and Reputation Management: Theory and Applications, and Media and Public Relations Research in Post-Socialist Societies.