Alexandros Minotakis holds a Ph.D. in communication studies from the University of Athens in Greece. Among his research interests are critical political economy of media, discourse analysis, and fake news. He completed a Masters degree in Political Communication and New Media in the same department. His thesis was on Neoliberalism and the Greek Media System, focusing on the transformations in the Greek public sphere during the debt crisis and was funded by an Onassis Foundation fellowship. His research interests include the critical political economy of media, propaganda, alternative media, and social movements. In 2020, he participated in the design and development of the Ermis project, contributing to teaching material on issues of misinformation, stereotypes, cultural trauma, and media representations of vulnerability. In the last years, he has published on fake news, news work, radical media and media reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic. He has taught vocational journalism courses.