Evandro Samuel Ribeiro dos Santos Oliveira is professor of corporate communication at HMKW in Berlin since 2017 and director of the master’s degree in Public Relations and Digital Marketing; he also lectures at the University of Münster, University of Mannheim, University of Leipzig and Leipzig School of Media (Germany). Since November 2018, he is Vice President of the Organizational and Strategic Communication section of the International Academic Communication Association ECREA. He has been a guest speaker and lecturer at several European and South American universities and institutions, has produced more than 40 articles and scientific presentations. In 2014, he was president of the German network of young communication and politic researchers (naprok). Evandro holds a bachelors and master’s degree from the University of Minho and a PhD in Communication Sciences from the University of Minho (Dr. phil.) and in Political and Social Sciences from the University of Leipzig (Dr. rer. Pol.).

His main research areas are strategic communication, NGO communication, public relations, online communication and political communication. Between 2012 and 2016 he was Associate Researcher at the University of Leipzig, as well as a master’s degree in communication management and a bachelor’s degree in communication science lecturer. He was a visiting professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, Rey Juan Carlos I University, University of São Paulo, University of Beira Interior, ISCAP and INP. He also lectured at the Free University of Berlin, HTW – Berlin and dab- Design Akademie Berlin.

He holds the 2019 bi-annual Award for Excellence in Academic Research for his doctoral dissertation „The Instigatory Theory of NGO Communication“ – awarded by the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) together with the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and the ICCO (International Communications Consultancy Organization). The theory was published in 2019 by Springer Nature (The Instigatory Theory of NGO Communication – Strategic … – Springerhttps: //www.springer.com ›book) and a paper on the Journal of Communication Management.

He began his professional career in 1996 as a journalist and worked, among others, at Lusa, SIC, Newspapers and Radios for over 10 years. After 2004 he started to carry out projects in Public Relations and Communication. Among others, he collaborated with the European Space Agency, Greenpeace, European Commission, UNICEF, Amnesty International, 350.org, Pay Pal, MFG – Public Agency for Innovation; Government of Catalonia and the Regional Ministry of Finance and Economy of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. In addition, he worked for organizations such as Fujitsu Services, NetApp, Det Norske Veritas, Air-Berlin and KPN-Dutch Telekom. He also guided and led the creative team for national and international communication and marketing projects in 2010 at QuadrigaArt Agency in New York and Washington, where he developed campaigns for the Smithsonian Institutions.