Pavel P. Em is a geographer who is primarily interested in the comparison of demography and urbanization in the two Koreas. He has published a number of articles and a book in English and Russian. After the realization of a research project dedicated to urban agglomerations, he is currently working on South Korea’s shrinking cities, cities which are faced with rapid population decline and a crisis in the regional economy.
2005-2010 MA Social and Economic Geography (Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok, Russia)
2010-2013 PhD Social and Economic Geography (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
2011-2017 Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Research Fellow
2017-2018 École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Post-doctoral research Fellow
Grants and awards
- Korea Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship for the European Region 2017-2018
- Academy of Korean Studies Fellowship 2019
- 2018. Spatial Development of Urbanization on the Korean Peninsula: a Comparison of the North and South. Vladivostok: Publishing House of the Far Eastern Federal University. (in Russian).
- 2018. "Urbanization in North Korea: an outline of its peculiarities and an estimation of its real rate". North Korean Review, 14(2), p. 26-45.
- 2016. "The Capital Agglomeration of the Republic of Korea as a Fuzzy Central Place system". The Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, 34, p. 7–16