Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Siomos Thomas is a phd candidate at the Political Science Department of Aristotle University Thessaloniki where he also did his master on Political Analysis. He has been Project and Developing Manager for the POPULISMUS Observatory on Populist Discourse and Democracy (http://observatory.populismus.gr) and remains web administrator and active member of the POPULISMUS research team. He worked (for almost 30 years) as journalist for nationwide newspaper, public radio and public tv. His interests are focusing to the role and importance of the communication and media in discourses such as populist. He has been language administrator and translator for the wiki platform of the Discourseanalysis.net network. He participated in collective papers appearing in journals such as Critical Discourse Studies, Contemporary Political Theory, Greek Review of Political Science etc. His research interests are discourse analysis, comparative approach between new and traditional media, mediatization, postdemocracy, political communication, cybernetics and systemic theory, Ontology of the New Technologies, post humanism etc. At the moment he is Developing Team Leader for a project funded by Google Digital News Initiative.