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Alina Bârgăoanu

Professor, PhD


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Dr. Alina Bârgăoanu is a Romanian communication scholar with a strong interest in digital transformation, strategic communication, fighting disinformation and regulating the digital eco-system. She is the Dean of the College of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest. She is currently a member of the advisory board of the European Digital Media Observatory, an affiliate member of the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, Helsinki, and an honorary adviser for strategic communication to the national coordinator of the vaccination campaign in Romania. She was a visiting scholar at Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (October 2018 – March 2019). In 2018, she served as a member of the High-Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation at the European Commission. She has published extensively, both for the Romanian and the English press, on topics related to infodemic, conspiracy theories, viralisation mechanisms, public trust and government communications.



  • Mass media and Society
  • Strategic communication
  • Digital Disinformation
  • Misinformation and Security Challenges