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 June 21, 2019The Freedom Party is betting voters will continue to back it.Read more
Emily Schultheis I May 23, 2019Despite their expected gains in elections for the European Parliament, it’s not clear how well ascendant populists will work together.Read more
Emily Schultheis I May 20, 2019Corruption, not extremism, toppled the ruling coalition. The country’s leader is hoping that means voters continue supporting the country’s rightward shift.Read more