Emma Zürcher

Photo of Emma Zürcher
Cambridge Office


Ph.D. in history, University College London; M.St. in history, University of Oxford; B.A. in history, University College London


Emma Zürcher is an analyst at RAND Europe. Her research interests include religious ideologies, extremism and radicalisation. She is based in RAND's Cambridge office and works mainly on studies commissioned by the Dutch government.

Before joining RAND, Zürcher submitted her Ph.D. thesis at UCL. As part of her doctorate, she also spent time as an analyst for the UK Home Office. She also holds a bachelor's degree in history from UCL and a master's degree in history from the University of Oxford. 

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Research Fellow, Institut Open Diplomacy (Paris)


English; Dutch; French