Ph.D., Princeton University
Elidor Mëhilli’s research interests include modern Europe, authoritarian regimes, globalization, integration and disintegration, and the politics of development. At Hunter, he teaches courses on 19th and 20th century European history, international history, and dictatorships. He is currently writing a book on socialist globalization through the angle of Albania under Yugoslav, Soviet, Eastern bloc, and Chinese patronage, based on extensive archival research in Tirana, Berlin, London, Moscow, Rome, and Washington.
He 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 Forum (2012-2013). He has been a visiting fellow at the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam, Germany (2012) and at Birkbeck College in London, United Kingdom (2014). His research has been published in the Journal of Cold War Studies, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, and a number of edited volumes. He also regularly publishes commentary on contemporary issues in the Albanian press.