Political Science / Ph.D. Student
Emma is a graduate of the Balsillie School of
International Affairs where she earned her Master’s in International Public
Policy. Prior to joining the Balsillie School, she earned her B.A. in Global
Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University.
As a master’s student Emma conducted research
as a Graduate Fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation
(CIGI), focusing on the policy considerations associated with the emergence of
contemporary populist movements. In 2017 she briefed the Foresight Division of
Global Affairs Canada on this research, presenting key political insights and
policy recommendations to senior policymakers. Beyond this work with CIGI, she
has also conducted research in both university and NGO settings.
Emma’s current research interests center on the
politics of U.S. policymaking and the policy implications of (new) media
polarization within contemporary politics