Émilie Flamme is a current M.A. in Environmental Policy and Planning candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. Her work broadly addresses Water Politics, Infrastructure, and Policy. Her interest in Eastern Europe and Eurasia is driven by the ongoing relationship between environmental degradation, intense infrastructure development, and changing socio-legal boundaries tied to this relationship, such as the shrinking Aral Sea and agricultural development, Hydroelectric dams to power nuclear research, melting arctic ice and changing navigation routes and military boundaries. In her previous research, Emile has written on trans-regional comparisons of Soviet courtyards in contemporary Russia, focusing on the historic relationships between public space, environment, and infrastructure. Émilie is also an illustrator and photographer, whose co-authored book “A Universe of Terms: Religion in Visual Metaphor” was published in 2022 by Indiana University Press.
Graduate Student Associate
A.M. Candidate in Environmental Planning and Policy, MIT