Paweł Surowiec, Ph.D, is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University, UK. Between 2014 and 2016, he was a Research Fellow at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He lectures in Critical Perspectives on Politics and leads a module on Diplomacy and International Relations. His scholarly research is driven by questions relating to the re-invention of classical models of propaganda praxis and socio-cultural changes in European politics. He is the author of "Nation branding, public relations and soft power: corporatizing Poland" and co-editor of "Social media and politics in Central and Eastern Europe."