strategic communication, crisis communication, political communication, public relations, reputation management, post-socialist studies
Shiraev, E., Keohane, J., Icks, M., & Samoilenko, S. A. (2022). Character assassination and reputation management: Theory and applications. London/New York: Routledge.
Minielli, M., Lukacovic, M., Samoilenko, S. A., Finch, M. with Uecker, D. (2022). Communication theory and its application in post-socialist contexts. Lanham, MD, Lexington Books.
Minielli, M., Lukacovic, M., Samoilenko, S. A., Finch, M. with Uecker, D. (2021). Media and public relations research in post-socialist societies. Lanham, MD, Lexington Books.
Samoilenko, S.A., Icks, M., Keohane. J., & Shiraev, E. (2020). Handbook of character assassination and reputation management. London and New York: Routledge.
Chiluwa, I.E., & Samoilenko, S.A. (2019). Handbook of research on deception, fake news, and misinformation online. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. This edited volume was selected as a core reference title by IGI Global International Publisher in 2019 and 2020.
Samoilenko, S. A. (2021). Character assassination: The sociocultural perspective. Journal of Applied Social Theory, 1(3), 186-205.
Compton, J., Wigley, S., & Samoilenko, S. A. (2021). Inoculation theory and public relations. Public Relations Review, 47(5), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2021.10211
Samoilenko, S. A. (2021). The cocreational view of character assassination. In C. H. Botan (Ed.), The handbook of strategic communication (pp. 76-90). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Samoilenko, S. A., & Erzikova, E. (2021). Public relations in Russia: Maturation, etatization, and calcification. In M. Minielli, M. Lukacovic, S. A. Samoilenko, M. Finch, with D. Uecker (Eds.), Media and public relations research in post-socialist societies (pp. 3-46). Lanham, MD, Lexington Press.
Samoilenko, S. A., & Laruelle, M. (2020). Character assassination as strategic communication in EU-Russia relations. In E. Pashentsev (Ed.), Strategic communication in EU-Russia relations: Tensions, challenges, and opportunities (pp. 135-160). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Samoilenko, S.A., & Karnysheva, M. (2020). Character assassination as modus operandi of Soviet propaganda. In P. Baines, N. O'Shaughnessy, & N. Snow (eds), The SAGE handbook of propaganda. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Samoilenko, S.A. (2019). Character assassination in the context of mediated complexity. In K. Sriramesh & D. Verčič (Eds.), The global public relations handbook: Theory, research, and practice (3rd Ed.). London and New York: Routledge.
Samoilenko, S. A. (2018). Strategic deception in the age of "truthiness." In I. Chiluwa (Ed.). Deception: Motivations, Recognition Techniques and Behavioral Control. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Samoilenko, S.A. (2018). Subversion practices: From coercion to attraction. In E.J. Bridgen, & D. Verčič, D. (Eds.), Experiencing Public Relations: International voices (pp. 174-193). Routledge, London, UK.
Samoilenko, S.A., Erzikova, E., Davydov, S., & Laskin, A.V. (2017). Different media, same messages: Character assassination in the television news during the 2014 Ukrainian crisis. International Communication Research Journal, 52(2), 31-52.
Samoilenko, S.A., & Erzikova, E. (2017). Media, political advertising and election campaigning in Russia. In C. Holtz-Bacha and M.Just (Eds.), Handbook of Political Advertising (pp. 253-268). London: Routledge.
Samoilenko, S. A. (2016). Crisis management and communication research in Russia. In A. Schwarz, M. Seeger, & C. Auer (Eds.), The Handbook of International Crisis Communication Research (pp. 399-409). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
He received his master's and doctoral degrees in communication at George Mason University. He received his other master’s and a bachelor's degree in applied linguistics from Kuban State University in Russia.