Ilir Kalemaj is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of New York Tirana.
He is the author of Sources of Irredentism in Foreign Policy: Understanding Kin Policies in the Aftermath of Communism
in Serbia and Albania (2009) and has published journal articles and book chapters on ethnic conflict, nationalism, identity
politics, democratization and European integration. In addition to his academic research, he has published short stories and
poetry and is a frequent contributor to the Albanian press.