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Albert Doja, University Professor


Albert Doja is currently a University full Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Lille, France, and an Ordinary full Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Albania, holding the first Chair of anthropology. He was awarded a Ph.D. with distinction in Social Anthropology in 1993 from the Paris School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) and a Professorial accreditation (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) in sociology and anthropology in 2004 from Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne, qualifying for full University Professorship within French academic system. A former Visiting Research Scholar at Harvard University, Honorary Fellow of the Department of Anthropology at University College London and on secondment (temporary assignment) to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as the founding Vice-Chancellor of the new University of Durres in Albania, he has held several academic positions in France, Britain, Ireland and Albania, lectured social anthropology and conducted extensive fieldwork research in many other countries. He is on the editorial board of international academic journals and he has so far published a couple of books and many original articles in international peer-reviewed and indexed journals. Special interests include politics of knowledge, power and ideology; political anthropology of symbolism and religion, intercultural communication, interethnic relations and international migrations; ethnicity and nationalism; cultural heritage and social transformations; international politics of hegemonic representations; comparative politics of identity transformations; instrumental politics of civic ideas and ethnic motivations; comparative politics of European identity and European integration; identity structures, discourses, practices, and processes; political technologies of the self, personhood, gender construction, kinship organization, and reproduction activism; anthropology of politics and history; political-anthropological theory, structural analysis, post-structuralism and neo-structuralism.


Books7 documents

  • Albert Doja. Shfaqja e Antropologjisë në Shqipëri: Shkrime të zgjedhura në 60-vjetorin e lindjes, përgatitur nga Enika Abazi. Academy of Sciences, 2018, 978-9928-237-53-8. ⟨halshs-02134242⟩
  • Albert Doja. Invitation au terrain: Mémoire personnel de la construction du projet socio-anthropologique. Peter Lang, 2013, 978-2-87574-023-6, 9783035262995. ⟨10.3726/978-3-0352-6299-5⟩. ⟨halshs-01152300⟩
  • Albert Doja. Bektashizmi në Shqipëri: Histori Politike e një lëvizjeje fetare. AIIS Press, pp.118, 2008, 978-99943-742-8-1. ⟨halshs-00405971⟩
  • Albert Doja. Bektashism in Albania: Political history of a Religious Movement. AIIS Press, pp.104, 2008, 978-99943-742-8-1. ⟨halshs-01382774⟩
  • Albert Doja. Construction des identités sociales: relations interethniques et dynamique des valeurs culturelles. Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Faculté des Sciences Humaines et Sociales, Université Sorbonne Paris Descartes. 2004. ⟨tel-00429920⟩
  • Albert Doja. Përdorimi Politik i Fesë në Rindërtimin e Identiteteve : Rasti shqiptar. Tirana: AIIS Press, pp.34, 2001. ⟨halshs-00486061⟩
  • Albert Doja. Naître et Grandir chez les Albanais: La Construction Culturelle de la Personne. L'Harmattan, pp.324, 2000. ⟨halshs-00406333⟩

Journal articles60 documents

Book sections10 documents

  • Albert Doja. The Everyday of Religion and Politics in the Balkans. David Montgomery. Everyday Life in the Balkans, Indiana University Press, pp.321-335, 2019, 978-0-253-02617-0. ⟨10.2307/j.ctv80cbk7.36⟩. ⟨halshs-01931741⟩
  • Albert Doja. Rethinking the politics of mass rapes as a military strategy and instrument of ethnic cleansing. Tuba Inal; Merrill Smith. Rape Cultures and Survivors: An international perspective, 2, Preager, pp.23-61, 2018. ⟨halshs-01931742⟩
  • Albert Doja. Come costruire l’identità nel Regione Adriatico-Ionica: Prospettive culturali, regionali ed europei tra le idee civiche e le motivazioni stato-nazionale. Innovazione e Integrazione nelle Politiche di Sviluppo Territoriale per la Regione Adriatico-Ionica: Proposte di Riflessione da una Prospettiva Locale e Regionale, Adrigov, pp.216-220, 2016, 9788896724095. ⟨http://youtu.be/6Bwls_l_VyU⟩. ⟨halshs-01388409⟩
  • Albert Doja. Intermède: Comment on devient anthropologue. Invitation au Terrain: Mémoire personnel de la construction du projet socio-anthropologique, Peter Lang, pp.25-53, 2013, 978-2-87574-023-6, 9783035262995. ⟨10.3726/978-3-0352-6299-5⟩. ⟨halshs-00864851⟩
  • Albert Doja. Folkloric Archaism and Cultural Manipulation in Albania under Socialism. Boskovic, Aleksandar; Hann, Chris. The Anthropological Field on the Margins of Europe, 1945-1991, LIT-Verlag, pp.153-174, 2013, 978-3-643-90507-9. ⟨http://youtu.be/NeQ1ECIQSRc⟩. ⟨halshs-01219607⟩
  • Albert Doja. Introduction: Le savoir anthropologique. Invitation au Terrain: Mémoire personnel de la construction du projet socio-anthropologique, Peter Lang, pp.13-23, 2013, 978-2-87574-023-6, 9783035262995. ⟨10.3726/978-3-0352-6299-5⟩. ⟨halshs-00830046⟩
  • Albert Doja. Customary Laws, Folk Culture, and Social Lifeworlds: Albanian Studies in Critical Perspective. Luka Breneselovic. Spomenica Valtazara Bogišića o stogodišnjici njegove smrti [Gedächtnisschrift für Valtazar Bogišić zur 100. Wiederkehr seines Todestages], Beograd: Sluzbeni & Institute of Comparative Law, vol. 2, pp. 183-199., 2011. 〈halshs-00692739〉
  • Albert Doja. Identity Politics: Gendered Ethno-Religious Ideologies: Southeast Europe. Joseph, Suad. Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, vol. 6, Brill, pp.32-35, 2007, 9789004132467. ⟨10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00350⟩. ⟨http://www.brill.com/encyclopedia-women-islamic-cultures-volume-6⟩. ⟨halshs-01363645⟩
  • Albert Doja. Amitié, Alliance, Parenté: idéologie et pratique dans la société traditionnelle albanaise. Georges Ravis-Giordani. Amitiés: Histoire et Anthropologie, Presses de l'Université de Provence, pp.217-255, 1999. ⟨halshs-00406315⟩
  • Albert Doja. L'enchantement socialisateur: la berceuse dans la tradition orale. Nicole Belmont & Jean-François Gossiaux. De la voix au texte: l'ethnologie contemporaine entre l'oral et l'écrit, Paris: éditions du CTHS, pp.85-108, 1997, Actes du 119e Congrès national des sociétés historiques et scientifiques. ⟨halshs-00421805⟩

Conference papers4 documents

  • Albert Doja. On Mobility and Migration: A contrastive framework for advocative approach and critical analysis of fundamental freedoms and constraints (Concluding Remarks). European Peace Research Association (EuPRA) Workshop on Human Mobility in the Age of Populism: Migrants, Refugees and Europe, The Arctic University of Norway Center for Peace Studies and the Peace Research Institute Paris, Jan 2019, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-02004556⟩
  • Albert Doja. Post-imperial truth claims and postcolonial knowledge production in the post-communist Balkans. Princeton Conjunction on Imperial Reverb: Exploring the Postcolonies of Communism, May 2016, Princeton University, United States. ⟨halshs-01319735⟩
  • Albert Doja. Le prix de l’amour: une immersion dans les structures anthropologiques de la circulation des richesses. La Richesse: 6e Printemps des sciences humaines et sociales, Maison Européenne des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société, Mar 2014, Lille, France. ⟨halshs-01222863⟩
  • Albert Doja. Morphodynamics and Agency: From Post-Structuralism to Neo-Structuralism. Invited Presidential Session "Lévi-Strauss, Europe and the Ends of Anthropology", American Anthropological Association 108th Annual Meeting, Dec 2009, Philadelphia, PA, United States. pp.169-170. ⟨halshs-00461344⟩