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
- Sebastian Kurz’s People’s Party made significant gains in Sunday’s snap elections, but a renewed coalition with the far-right Freedom Party seems unlikely.
- Despite a massive scandal and government collapse, the Freedom Party’s appeal to traditional culture keeps it in the running to govern again.
- The far-right party makes gains in regional elections, but still faces concerns about extremism.