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Position:

RESEARCHER

Klodiana Beshku is a Lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Tirana. She has conducted a post-doc as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies of the European University Institute during 2020-2021. She has received a PhD in Geopolitics from the University of Pisa and a M.A. Degree in European Studies from the University of Siena, Italy and the University Robert Schuman III of Strasbourg, France. 

She has held visiting research position at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute. As a lecturer and visiting professor, she has taught academic and policy-oriented audiences in places such as University of Florence, University of Catania, University of Palermo, University Aleksandër Moisiu of Durrës, Albanian-American Development Foundation, Institute for Women in National and International Policies in Tirana, Institute for Philosophy and Social theory in Belgrade and the Centre of Excellence of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania. 

She has also held advisory positions for the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania on the European Integration and the Western Balkans. Her research centres on European Integration and Enlargement, Geopolitics of the Western Balkans and Social Movements. Her first book as a co-editor Albania and Europe in a Political Regard appeared with Cambridge University Press (2013). Other research has appeared or is forthcoming in Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Studia Politica and Journal of Liberty and International Affairs.