Emily Schultheis is based in Berlin, focusing on the rise of right-wing populism. Her research focuses primarily on Germany, but also explores parallels with populist parties in neighboring countries including Austria, Hungary and Poland. Prior to receiving an ICWA fellowship, Emily worked as a freelance journalist in Berlin covering German politics and the rise of populist parties in more than a dozen countries. Her reporting has appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Politico Europe, CBS News, The Los Angeles Times, NBC News, World Politics Review, BBC Online, Spiegel Online International, Deutsche Welle and Der Tagesspiegel, among other outlets. Emily is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and received her B.A. in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania.
Emily Schultheis I September 4, 2019The far-right party makes gains in regional elections, but still faces concerns about extremism.Read more
Emily Schultheis I August 25, 2019An inherently international border town illustrates how the anti-immigrant AfD is gaining ground.Read more
Emily Schultheis I July 22, 2019But it’s an uphill fight when nationalism and family values are providing a template for Europe’s right wing.Read more