• Bio:

    Elidor Mëhilli is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Hunter College. His work focuses on modern European history, authoritarian regimes, and responses to globalization. He teaches courses on 19th and 20th century European history, international history, and dictatorships. He received a PhD from Princeton University (2011) and undergraduate degrees from Cornell. Prior to joining Hunter, Mëhilli held a Mellon fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Humanities Forum (2012-2013) and a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute (2011-2012). He has also been a visiting fellow at the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam, Germany (2012),  at Birkbeck College in London, United Kingdom (2014), and the Hoover Institution’s workshop on authoritarianism (Stanford, 2016).

  • Recent Publications:

    “Europe’s ‘fake’ refugees” (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/reluctantinternationalists/blog/europes-fake-refugees/)

    “States of Insecurity” (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07075332.2015.1046390?journalCode=rinh20#.V4UfZJMrJE4)

    “Who gets to forget? What the tragedy of Srebrenica says about Europe” (https://theconversation.com/who-gets-to-forget-what-the-tragedy-of-srebrenica-says-about-europe-44454)

  • Current Projects:

    A broad-sweep history of Mediterranean points of contact and exclusion, emerging border zones, “democracy-building” projects, and crises since the 1970s.

  • Research Areas: communist dictatorships, European unity and disunity, History, The Cold War