At OILab, she specialises in how online subcultures, particularly alt-right publics, form political movements, rhetorics and strategies across various platforms. She employs methods in intellectual history to explore the usage of key concepts in subcultural political language. Lately, she has also focused on the proliferation of 'alternative facts' in alternative encyclopaedias and in the so-called 'deep vernacular web'.
She places these studies within a general assessment of how platform designs can better afford democratic dialogue, particularly in the context of her past research on digital diplomacy done at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, 'Clingendael'.
At CREATE, Emillie conducts research on the impact of artificial intelligence for the humanities in the context of the creation of UvA's Innovation Centre for Artificial Intelligence. In this context, she also conducts research and organisational tasks for the Amsterdam Time Machine and the EU FET Flagship, the 'Time Machine'.
Emillie holds a research masters in Media Studies (New Media and Digital Culture) from UvA, a MA in History of Political Thought and Intellectual History from University College London & Queen Mary (merit), University of London, as well as a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges, with a concentration on contemporary political philosophy and Latin-American political thought (magna cum laude).
You may find a repository of her work here.