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Elidor Mëhilli

Ph.D., Princeton University.

Elidor Mëhilli’s research interests include modern Europe, authoritarian regimes, globalization, political and economic integration and disintegration, and the politics of development. At Hunter, he teaches courses on 19th and 20th century European history, the Mediterranean, international history, and comparative dictatorships. Mëhilli's book From Stalin to Mao explores socialism as a form of globalization through the angle of Albania under Yugoslav, Soviet, Eastern bloc, and Chinese patronage. It is based on eight years of archival research in Tirana, Berlin, London, Moscow, Prague, Rome, and Washington, including never before consulted Communist party, state, diplomatic, and security police collections. 

His work has been published in the Journal of Cold War StudiesKritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian HistoryThe International History Review; a number of edited volumes on socialism, Maoism, and the Cold War; and in the official catalogue of the Pavilion of the Republic of Albania at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). He has also published popular commentary in QuartzThe Conversation, and in the largest Albanian-language daily newspapers

Mëhilli received a PhD from Princeton University and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute (2011-2012) and a Mellon fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Humanities Center (2012-2013). He has been a visiting fellow at the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam, Germany; at Birkbeck College in London, United Kingdom; and with the Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. Since 2017, Mëhilli serves as co-president of the Northeastern Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies Conference, based in New York. 


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Twitter: ElidorMehilli

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