Dr Eva Połońska-Kimunguyi is a Research Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. Prior to this, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University, and Associate Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford Brookes University. Before coming to the UK, she worked as a lecturer in media and politics, as well as in European politics at Monash and Melbourne Universities in Melbourne, Australia, between 2005 and 2013.
Eva's research examines media-politics relations, political communication and the role of international media and narratives in foreign affairs. Her research has two strands: 1) media, populism, and identity politics in Poland and Europe, 2) the role of media and discourses in Europe’s public diplomacy in Africa. Earlier, she explored the EU communication strategy and perceptions of Europe in the Asia-Pacific.
Eva comes from a professional journalism background.She has previously worked as a reporter for ‘Panorama’ news programme at the Polish national television. She has a MA degree in Journalism and Political Science from Warsaw University, a PhD in Media and Communications from Melbourne University, Australia, and a PG Cert in Africa and International Development from Edinburgh University, UK. She has held visiting fellowships at Canterbury University, New Zealand, Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw and Moi University, Kenya.