- Holocaust studies
- Film philosophy and ethics
- Central and Eastern Europe
- Horror cinema
Emily-Rose joined the Department of English and the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations in January 2023 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Her current research examines legacies of the Holocaust, neighbourly violence and horror tropes in Central and Eastern European cinema, and is funded by the British Academy. She completed her WRoCAH-funded PhD in the School of English at the University of Sheffield in 2021, before joining the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Film, where her teaching focused on representations of genocide and the Holocaust. She is currently completing her first monograph based on her thesis, which she wrote on post-communist Holocaust memory and representation in Central and Eastern Europe.
Emily-Rose has published articles and chapters (online, in print and forthcoming) on necropolitics and horror aesthetics in post-communist Polish film, the political nature of dreaming during the Holocaust, and eco-memory in Holocaust film. She is co-editor with Isabel Sawkins (Exeter) of a special issue of Holocaust Studies on coloniality and Holocaust memory in Central and Eastern Europe, and is the co-organiser with James Jordan (Southampton) of Horror and the Gothic in Holocaust Representation (October 2023), an interdisciplinary conference that will investigate the relationship between the genres and Holocaust narratives and images.