Elidor Mëhilli’s research interests include authoritarianism, contacts between Europeans and non-Europeans, globalization, integration, and disintegration. 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, The International History Review, and a number of volumes. He also regularly publishes commentary on contemporary issues in the Albanian press.