A black and white photo of Dr Emilija Tudzarovska - she has long hair and leaning her head on her hand.

Dr Emilija Tudzarovska – Visiting Fellow Blog

This term, the Minderoo Center for Technology and Democracy (MCTD) welcomed Visiting Fellow Dr Emilija Tudzarovska (@emitudzarovska), Lecturer in European Politics at Charles University in Prague and a Researcher at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology.

During her visit, Emilija undertook critical research of the processes of legitimation and parliamentary scrutiny over the digital sector in the EU.

In her research, she investigates the normative value of the democratic scrutiny provided by the national parliaments in the context of “surveillance capitalism”, contributing to a joint forthcoming publication with MCTD Research Associate Dr. Julia Rone.

By focusing on the regulation of AI in the EU, the research explores the capacities of different national parliaments to provide scrutiny of digital sovereignty policy, and AI more specifically. The research specifically focuses on the case of the CEE countries, in the broader context of crisis of democratic representation in the EU.

Her research is also part of the recently jointly awarded UACES Research network funding with Dr Julia Rone (MCTD) and Dr Eli Gateva (University of Oxford), as well as her work on populism for SYRI (@institutSYRI) at the Czech Academy of Sciences.