Emma Briant

Visiting Researcher

Emma Briant profile photoDr. Emma L. Briant is Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) in Journalism at University of Essex, UK. Dr. Briant specializes in researching and publishing on the topics of propaganda and international security, and media debates of politics, inequality and human rights. Dr. Briant analysed the coordination and increasing impacts of the digitalisation of defence propaganda for her book Propaganda and Counter-Terrorism: Strategies for Global Change (Manchester University Press, 2015), as part of this she spent 11 years researching SCL Group, parent company of the controversial contractor Cambridge Analytica. She is currently a visiting scholar at George Washington University and Georgetown University as she writes a forthcoming co-authored book with Prof. Robert Entman: What’s Wrong with the Democrats? Media Bias, Inequality and the rise of Donald Trump. For her research on propaganda, US politics and ‘Brexit’ she gained unparalleled access to interviews with senior executives at Cambridge Analytica. This formed the basis for important evidence submitted to the UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into Fake News in April 2018 among other public inquiries. Dr. Briant’s first book was Bad News for Refugees, (Pluto Press, 2013, co-authored with Greg Philo and Pauline Donald). 

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