Michael Nevradakis is a Ph.D. student in Media Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2012-13, and is presently based in Athens, Greece, where he is conducting research on the impact of social and new media on political communication and the public sphere in Greece. Michael is also the host of Dialogos Radio, a weekly radio program featuring the weekly Dialogos Interview Series, as well as Greek music and culture. Prior to commencing his doctoral studies, Michael received an MA in Public Policy and a BA in Political Science at Stony Brook University in New York. His research has been published in a number of academic volumes and journals, and he spent the summer of 2011 in Greece as a fellow with the Reinventing Greece Media Project.