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Biography

Alina Dolea joined Bournemouth University on September 1, 2017. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and her research themes include public diplomacy and strategic communication of organizations (public relations, nation branding), political and public communication. She is interested in supervising PhD students in any of these areas.

Alina was Fulbright Senior Scholar 2015-2016 and visited 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”...

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Favourites

  • Pamment, J., Dolea, A. and Ingenhoff, D., 2017. The European refugee crisis: organisational responses and communication strategies. Journal of Communication Management, 21 (4), 322-325.
  • 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., 2018. The Impact of Migration on the Construction of Romania's Country Image: Two Intersecting Public Problems. In: Beciu, C., Ciocea, M., Madroane, I.D. and Carlan, A.I., eds. Debating Migration as a Public Problem: National Publics and Transnational Fields. Peter Lang.
  • Dolea, A., 2018. Public diplomacy as co-constructed discourses of engagement. The Handbook of Communication Engagement. 331-345.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Pamment, J., Dolea, A. and Ingenhoff, D., 2017. The European refugee crisis: organisational responses and communication strategies. Journal of Communication Management, 21 (4), 322-325.
  • 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., 2018. The Impact of Migration on the Construction of Romania's Country Image: Two Intersecting Public Problems. In: Beciu, C., Ciocea, M., Madroane, I.D. and Carlan, A.I., eds. Debating Migration as a Public Problem: National Publics and Transnational Fields. Peter Lang.
  • Dolea, A., 2018. Public diplomacy as co-constructed discourses of engagement. The Handbook of Communication Engagement. 331-345.
  • 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

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Marketing, Media and Society (BAMC L4), Unit Leader, 50%
  • Media Management (BAPR 5), team teaching, 50%
  • Reputation Management in a Global Context (BAPR L4). Unit Leader, 50%

Invited Lectures

  • Introduction to nation branding. Case studies, Norman Public Library, Norman Oklahoma, USA, 28 Jan 2016 more
  • Public diplomacy – an overview of the field, Gaylord College, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, 29 Jan 2016 more
  • 20 years of rebranding post-communist Romania, University of Southern California, USA, 02 Feb 2016 more
  • Public Diplomacy and Critical Theories of PR, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 31 Oct 2018 more
  • Strategic comm of protests -citizen diplomacy?, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 31 Oct 2018 more

Grants

  • The construction of country images in turbulent times (RO COUNTRY IMAGES) (Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation, The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), 02 May 2018). In Progress
  • 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
  • Diaspora in the Romanian Media and Political Sphere. From Event to the Social Construction of Public Issues (Romanian Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development, 02 Jan 2012). Completed
  • The construction of country promotion as a public issue in Romania after 1989 (The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, 01 Mar 2010). Completed

External Responsibilities

Conference Presentations

  • ECREA Conference 2018, The strategic communication of protests as form of citizen diplomacy: the Romanian protests from 2017., 31 Oct 2018, Lugano
  • EUPRERA Congress 2018, Country Images and the Role of PR in Turbulent Times: An Exploratory Study, 27 Sep 2018, Aarhus University
  • International History of Public Relations Conference, “The history of promoting Switzerland abroad: actors, practices, and institutions”, 11 Jul 2018, Bournemouth University
  • The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association 2018, Public diplomacy as co-constructed discourses of engagement: The role of non-state actors, 24 May 2018, Prague
  • International Workshop Civic Activism and Protest Culture in the Black Sea Countries, Protests as citizen diplomacy., 22 Jun 2017, Bucharest, Romania
  • Postconference of the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Public diplomacy in turbulent times: redefining challenges for theory and practice, 30 May 2017, San Diego, USA
  • The 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Public diplomacy and engagement. Reviewing theoretical developments, 25 May 2017, San Diego, USA
  • "Constructing Swiss Identity and Country Image in Times of Migration: Europe between Integration and Exclusion“ Conference sponsored by the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerlan, Linking coutry images, migration and Critical Discourse Analysis: the „stop mass immigration” initiative., 20 Mar 2017, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Annual Convention International Studies Association, Public diplomacy as constructed discourses of engagement, 21 Feb 2017, Baltimore, USA
  • Annual Convention International Studies Association, Public diplomacy in new and old European democracies: how institutional understanding shapes practices., 21 Feb 2017, Baltimore, USA

Consultancy Activities

  • Digital Diaspora Workshop, Training. Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Attended Training

  • Doctoral Supervision, 24 Jan 2018, Certificate of Doctoral Supervision

Qualifications

  • PhD in Communication Sciences (Doctoral School in Communication Sciences, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, 2013)
  • MA in Political Communication, Political Marketing (Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, 2009)
  • BA (Hons) in Communication Sciences (Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, 2004)
  • PGCE in Education Practice (BU CEL, 2018)

Honours

  • 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)
  • EUPRERA PhD Award for Excellent Doctoral Thesis (The European Public Relations Education and Research Association, 2015)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund Travel Award (Institute of International Education, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright Scholar Program, 2016)
  • 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)

Memberships

Networks

  • International History of Public Relations

External Media and Press

The data on this page was last updated at 04:09 on November 21, 2018.