Ridvan Peshkopia
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Ridvan Peshkopia holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and has spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow with the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University. He has taught political science subjects and conducted field research in several countries. His academic publications cover study areas as different as migration studies, international relations, political theory, democratization, social movements, ethnic conflict, formal modeling, research methods and film studies. His most recent articles have appeared in New Political Science, International Journal of Human Rights, Theoria, Mediterranean Journal of Social Research and Studies in East European Cinema; while his book Conditioning Democratization: Institutional Reforms and EU Membership Conditionality in Albania and Macedonia is under the publication process from the Anthem Press, London. His poems and translated poetry have appeared in the Albanian and international literary periodicals. Dr. Peshkopia has served two terms in Kuvend (the Albanian legislative) and has been Albania’s National Commissioner for Refugees.

 

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