Emma Flaherty

Authored for Print issue Vol 71.1.5 Contentious Narratives published in 2017-18


Emma Flaherty is a graduate of Elon University with majors in Political Science and International Studies. She has spent the last two years analyzing RT RSS feeds for her thesis work on the Russian news organization’s utilization of conspiracy theories and strategic narra- tives. Flaherty has worked as a Polling Associate at the Elon University Poll. She has studied at St. Andrews and has interned with the U.S. Department of State’s Public Affairs team at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels. A paper derived from her thesis work was presented at the International Association for Political Science Students World Congress in Paris, France in April 2018.