Elena-Alina Dolea

Dr Elena-Alina Dolea

  • Lecturer in Corporate and Marketing Communications
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Biography

Alina Dolea is Fulbright Scholar 2015-2016 and visited USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism between November 2015 and March 2016. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and her research themes include international communication and promotion of countries (public relations, nation branding, and public diplomacy), political and public communication. During May-October 2015, she was Visiting Scholar at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), researching public diplomacy and country promotion in Switzerland, as beneficiary of 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 ranked 2nd “Best Faculty Paper in PR” at the 64th Annual Conference of International Communication Association, PR Division (Seattle, USA, 2014)...

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Favourites

  • Pamment, J., Dolea, E. and Ingenhoff, D., 2017. Introduction: The European refugee crisis: Organisational responses and communication strategies. Journal of Communication Management.
  • Dolea, A., 2012. Institutionalizing government public relations in Romania after 1989. PUBLIC RELATIONS REVIEW, 38 (3), 354-366.
  • Dolea, E., 2015. Twenty years of (re)branding post-communist Romania. Actors, discourses, perspectives - 1990-2010. Institutul European.
  • Dolea, A., Tarus, A. and Guțu, D., 2009. Branding Romania cum (ne) promovăm imaginea de țară. Bucharest: Curtea Veche Publishing.
  • Dolea, E., 2015. The Need for Critical Thinking in Country Promotion: Public diplomacy, nation branding and public relations. In: L'Etang, J., McKie, D., Snow, N. and Xifra, J., eds. The Routledge Handbook of Critical Public Relations. Routledge.
  • Dolea, A., 2015. Strategic communication and ethics: The case of the Romanian touristic brand. Communication Ethics in a Connected World: Research in Public Relations and Organisational Communication. 153-174.

Journal Articles

  • Pamment, J., Dolea, E. and Ingenhoff, D., 2017. Introduction: The European refugee crisis: Organisational responses and communication strategies. Journal of Communication Management.
  • Dolea, E.A., 2017. Exploring the evolution of Public Relations in post-communist Romanian book publishing industry: a historical and sociological approach. ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY/ REVISTA ROMÂNĂ DE SOCIOLOGIE, XXVIII (3-4), 173-199.
  • Dolea, A., 2012. Institutionalizing government public relations in Romania after 1989. PUBLIC RELATIONS REVIEW, 38 (3), 354-366.

Books

  • Dolea, E., 2015. Twenty years of (re)branding post-communist Romania. Actors, discourses, perspectives - 1990-2010. Institutul European.
  • Dolea, A., Tarus, A. and Guțu, D., 2009. Branding Romania cum (ne) promovăm imaginea de țară. Bucharest: Curtea Veche Publishing.

Chapters

  • Dolea, E., 2015. The Need for Critical Thinking in Country Promotion: Public diplomacy, nation branding and public relations. In: L'Etang, J., McKie, D., Snow, N. and Xifra, J., eds. The Routledge Handbook of Critical Public Relations. Routledge.
  • Dolea, A., 2015. Strategic communication and ethics: The case of the Romanian touristic brand. Communication Ethics in a Connected World: Research in Public Relations and Organisational Communication. 153-174.
  • Gutu, D. and Dolea, A., 2010. Images and Nations. The Role of Cultural Institutes. 257-269.

Posters

Invited Lectures

  • Lecture “20 years of rebranding post-communist Romania” for MA students at the Master in Public Diplomacy, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, USA
  • Lecture “Public diplomacy – an overview of the field” for MA and Doctoral Students at Gaylord College, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, USA
  • Public lecture “Introduction to nation branding - case studies from US and Europe” at Norman Public Library, Norman Oklahoma, USA

Grants

  • Digital Diplomacy. Discourses on Country Promotion in USA and Romania (The US Department of State, The Council for International Exchange of Scholars and the Romanian-US Fulbright Commission, 05 Nov 2015). Completed
  • Discourses on country image promotion and identity in Western and Eastern Europe. A comparative study on Switzerland and Romania (DiCoPro) (The Scientific Exchange Programme (Sciex-NMSch) was part of the Swiss Contribution to the New Member States (NMS) of the European Union.The Programme was coordinated by the Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions (swissuniversities) on a mandate of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)., 08 May 2015). Completed

External Responsibilities

Honours

  • Silver Award for Excellence at Romanian PR Award 2008 (Corporate communication section), for Curtea Veche Publishing’s PR campaign ”Everybody is coming to Pamuk” (Forum for International Communications, organizer of the Romanian PR Award. A national competition that awards best PR campaigns in Romania, 2008)
  • Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund Travel Award (Institute of International Education, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright Scholar Program, 2016)
  • Seal of Excellence. The project proposal for call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016 of 14 September 2016, WAS SCORED AS A HIGH-QUALITY PROJECT PROPOSAL IN A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE EVALUATION PROCESS (This means passing, with a score of 85% or more, all stringent Horizon 2020 assessment thresholds for the 3 award criteria (excellence, impact, quality and efficiency of implementation) required to receive funding from Horizon 2020). (Certificate delivered by the European Commission, as the institution managing Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020., 2017)
  • 2nd ”Best Faculty Papers in Public Relations” at the 64th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Seattle, SUA (The Public Relations Division within the International Communication Association, 2014)
  • EUPRERA PhD Award for Excellent Doctoral Thesis (The European Public Relations Education and Research Association, 2015)
  • Best paper at the Annual Conference of the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research 2016 (The Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research, 2016)

Memberships

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