Elidor Mëhilli is Associate Professor of History and Public Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York and an award-winning author. He received a PhD from Princeton University and has held fellowships at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. 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. Elidor’s research is on dictatorships, authoritarian regimes, and the diplomatic, economic, political, and cultural dimensions of the Cold War. His first book From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist World received three prizes. His opinions on a wide range of topics — from dictatorships and disinformation to genocide in the Balkans — have been featured in The Washington Post, Quartz, the BBC, the Voice of America, The Conversation, Salon, The Wire (India), and a dozen Albanian-language newspapers, television stations, and blogs. He lives in New York City. Elidor is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (The Netherlands 2003).
Updated September 2020