Eman is a Doctoral student at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, concerned with cities and their transformation, human mobility, and urban risk and resilience. She is particularly interested in displacement and its broader implications on urban form and social-economic wellbeing. Eman holds a Master of Design degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cairo University. Her previous research includes developing resilience indicators for cities, exploring environmental justice issues for the recycling Zaballeen community in Cairo, and designing adaptable building prototypes post Hurricane Sandy in New York City. She is currently organizing a joint collaborative research between MIT and Cairo University to study issues of land governance, climate change displacement and urban informality in Egypt.