Dr. Emily Bereskin


Since 6/2019: Project coordinator and postdoctoral researcher, Governing the Narcotic City. Imaginaries, Practices and Discourses of Public Drug Cultures in European Cities from 1970 until today. (HERA JRP/Horizon 2020). Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen.

1/2018 –5/2019: Postdoctoral Researcher, MODSCAPES: Modernist Reinvention of the Rural Landscape (EU-HERA). Technical University Berlin, Habitat Unit – Chair of International Urbanism and Design; Université libre de Bruxelles, Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta.

Since 4/2017: Lecturer, Technical University Berlin, Urban Management Masters Program.

Since 1/2014: Lecturer, Norwich University CityLab, Berlin.

9/2012 – 10/2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Graduate Research Program, Berlin – New York – Toronto The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the Nineteenth Century until the Present (German Research Foundation). Technical University Berlin, Center for Metropolitan Studies.

9/2012 – 10/2013: Teaching Fellow, Northeastern University, Berlin

5/2012: Doctor of Philosophy, History of Art, Bryn Mawr College; Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

5/2007: Master of Arts, History of Art, Bryn Mawr College; Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

5/2003: Bachelor of Arts, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Research Interests

Urban policy and development

Heritage and tourism

Conflict and territory


 Book Manuscript: Shared Space in Divided Cities: Staging the Built Environment for Peace (in progress).

“Modern Rural Landscapes in Contemporary Heritage Imaginaries,” with Marta Prista, Martti Veldi and Nora Lombardi, in Modernist Reinventions of the Rural Landscape, Simon Bell, Vittoria Capresi, Axel Fischer, Cristina Pallini and Helena Maia, eds. (London: Routledge, forthcoming 2019).

Sustainable Models of Heritage Conservation and Revitalization: A Proposal for the Historic Villages of Vuno and Qeparo, Albania, Emily Bereskin and Christian Haid, eds. (Berlin: Technical University Berlin in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zussamenarbeit, 2018).

“Tourism Provision as Protest in the ‘Post-conflict City,’” in Protest and Resistance in the Tourist City, Johannes Novy and Claire Colomb, eds. (London: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2016).

“Infrastructures of Juncture: Separation Barriers and Intercommunal Contact in Belfast and Nicosia,” in New Diversities Special Issue: The Infrastructures of Diversity: Materiality and Culture in Urban Space, vol. 17, no. 2, 2016.