Elidor Mëhilli is Assistant Professor in the History Department at Hunter College, City University of New York. He received a PhD from Princeton University and held research fellowships at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and at the University of Pennsylvania’s Humanities Forum. Additionally, he has been a visiting fellow at the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (Potsdam), at Birkbeck College (London), and with the Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. 

The author of From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist World (2017), His work has been published in the Journal of Cold War Studies; Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History; The 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 Quartz, The Conversation, and in the largest Albanian-language daily newspapers. Since 2017, Mëhilli serves as co-president of the Northeastern Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies Conference. He lives in New York City.