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Admir Skodo

Admir Skodo is a researcher at SASNET. Admir Skodo earned his PhD in history from the European University Institute. He has held research or teaching positions at the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, Berkeley City College, and San Quentin Prison University Project. His research field is modern transnational and global history of ideas and migration. His previous research projects have been on youth activism in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, the history of the eugenics movement, and the history of philosophical idealism in Germany, Italy, and Britain. He has published articles in The Times Literary Supplement, Modern Intellectual History, History of Political Thought, and a monograph with Palgrave Macmillan.

Admir’s research at SASNET draws on conceptual history, transnational history, and historical sociology in order to examine how the concept of the Afghan refugee/asylum seeker has been constructed and contested by the state, humanitarian NGOs, international organizations, immigration attorneys, voluntary associations, and refugees themselves during the Cold War and the War on Terror. He will focus on Afghans in the Swedish region Scania, the San Francisco Bay Area, and potentially northwestern Pakistan somewhere down the road.

In addition to being a scholar, Admir is the Founding President of the UC Berkeley Humanities and Social Sciences Association, which provides academic and career development opportunities for graduate students, postdocs, and visiting scholars. He also works as a freelance writer and researcher for American immigration attorneys.

Recent courses taught

  • Immigration Past and Present, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, continuing studies course, 2017 
  • Sociology, San Quentin Prison University Project, undergraduate course, 2016
  • Political Theology, UC Berkeley, post-graduate course, 2016
  • The Cold War, UC Berkeley, post-graduate course, 2015
  • Global Perspectives, Berkeley City College, undergraduate course, 2015

Publications

Admir
Photo: Håkan Röjder
E-mail: admir.skodo [at] sasnet.lu.se

Visiting address

Biskopsgatan 5 (Norlindska huset)
223 62 Lund