Research Staff
Emil Israel

Emil is a MIT-Technion Fellow. During the academic year of 2016/17 he will be a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU), jointly with MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP).

Emil is an urban planner and geographer. He received his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Emil completed both his undergraduate and M.A. degrees in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in Geography and Political Science. At his doctoral research Emil aimed at converting the notion of justice into an empirical examination, in which the social implications of suburbanization could be measured. Emil received several prizes during his studies, including the excellence award at the outstanding PhD Thesis competition of the Israel Planners Association. Prior to his post doc at MIT Emil worked at the Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research, Technion Israel. There he explored core-periphery inequalities along with patterns of innovation and regional development.

Emil’s postdoctoral research while at MIT is carried out under the supervision of DUSP's Associate Professor Brent D. Ryan. His research will be focus on exploring urban social inequalities and space dynamics, relaying among others on Pierre Bourdieu’s capital forms and class reproduction theory. Emil will investigate few case studies of North American metropolitan regions addressing current socio-spatial cleavages under suburbanization, revitalization, and deindustrialization.