Dr. Adela Levis

Dr. Adela Levis, Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Adela Levis

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


Dr. Adela Levis is the Information Integrity Advisor in the Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the U.S. Department of State, where she is responsible for promoting efforts to mitigate the impact of disinformation. She has been with the Department since 2010, and in addition to her current role, she has served in the Global Engagement Center, where she was responsible for enabling research-driven counter-disinformation efforts, the Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs, and in the Bureau for Populations, Refugees, and Migration.

Prior to joining the State Department, Dr. Levis worked as a German, French, and English language instructor and in two humanitarian non-profits. She is originally from Croatia and has lived in Germany, France, and Japan. Dr. Levis holds a BA in German and French from Oakland University, an MA in International Security and Communications from American University, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Munich, Germany.

Her research interests include the impact of disinformation on democracy, civic engagement to counter the impact of disinformation, violent extremism, and US-European approaches to collaboration on these issues. She specializes in multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary research and fieldwork-driven research methodologies.

  • Political Science
  • International Relations
  • Public Diplomacy
  • International and Strategic Communications
  • Countering Disinformation
  • Countering Violent Extremism

Ph.D. in Political Science
University of Munich


M.A. in International Security and Communications
American University


B.A. in German and French
Oakland University