Emil is an urban geographer interested in political and social formations in and of the city, and their impacts on urban power and (in)equalities. His research interest include housing politics and urban precarity, gentrification, displacement and phenomenological research methods. Emil holds a double doctorate in Urban Studies from Roskilde University and Malmö University respectively.

He is part of Malmö Universitys research environment MUSA (Migration, Urbanisation and Societal Change), the Institute for Urban Research and the national research platform CRUSH (Critical Urban Sustainability Hub). He is also affiliated with Roskilde University in Denmark and part of their research unit MOSPUS (Space, Place, Mobility and Urban Studies).

He teach and supervise students in planning theory, geopolitics and critical urban studies. My MA is in Human Geography with minors in Political Science, philosophy and economics.