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Alina Dolea is Lecturer at Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University, UK. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and her research themes include public diplomacy and strategic communication (nation branding, public relations), political and public communication.
She was Fulbright Senior Scholar 2015-2016, visiting USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism between November 2015 and March 2016.She was also Visiting Scholar at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), during May-October 2015, researching public diplomacy in Switzerland (through the Swiss Scientific exchange program for new member states as part of Swiss Contribution to EU).
Alina received the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) 2015 PhD Award for Excellent Doctoral Theses for her PhD theses ”Country promotion as a public issue in Romania after 1989 – A social constructivist and interdisciplinary approach”. She also received "Best paper" (with Diana Ingenhoff) at the Annual Conference of the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research 2016 (Fribourg, Switzerland) and one of the “Best Faculty Papers in PR” at the 64th Annual Conference of International Communication Association, PR Division (Seattle, USA, 2014).
She is the author of “Twenty years of (re)branding post-communist Romania. Actors, discourses, perspectives - 1990-2010” (Editura Institutul European, 2015) and co-author of “Branding Romania. Cum (ne) promovăm imaginea de țară” (How we promote our country image) (Curtea Veche Publishing, 2009). She published the first article on the institutionalization of Romanian government PR in the prestigious Public Relations Review.
Alina is currently directing an extensive 2 years grant on “The construction of country images in turbulent times” with a focus on the role of Romanian Diaspora, for the Romanian Academy, the Institute of Sociology. The research grant is funded by the Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation, through the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI).
Alina is one of the founders of the Public Diplomacy Interest Group, currently serving as elected Chair for 2018-2020.