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.
Dispatches from Emily Schultheis
- Reeling from scandal and struggling during the pandemic, the FPÖ suffers catastrophic losses in Vienna elections.
- Classes are back in session after a major showdown with Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, but Covid-19 is posing another challenge to the institution’s ideals.
- An icon of former coal country suffers high unemployment, low incomes and a bad image. It’s also misunderstood.