Emerson T. Brooking

Research Fellow

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Expert Bio

Emerson T. Brooking is a research fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, studying the intersection of social media and conflict. His research interests include information warfare; social media and virality; the history of propaganda; and the relationship between the internet and politics. He served previously as research associate for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Brooking has held earlier affiliations with the New America Foundation and Brookings Institution. His work has been published in The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Policy, and Popular Science, among others.  He holds a BA in political science and classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania, where his thesis—a study of Roman counter-revolt practices—won the departmental prize. Brooking lives in Washington, DC.