Alina Bârgăoanu is a Romanian communication scholar, dean of the College of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (Bucharest); member of the High-Level Expert Group on Fake News and Digital Disinformation, European Commission; Jean Monnet chair holder “EU Communication and the Public Sphere”; most recent publications “Why Europe. Narratives and Counter-Narratives of European Integration” (Peter Lang, 2017) and “United by or Against Euroscepticism. An Assessment of Public Attitudes towards the EU in the Context of the Crisis” (Cambridge Scholars, 2015); founder and director of the online opinion journal Convorbiri Europene (; Fulbright scholar (2001- 2002).