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Albert Doja

Visiting Scholar 2017-2018

Residency Dates: September 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017


Albert Doja

Albert Doja is a Full Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Lille, France, and Full Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Albania, holding the first Chair of anthropology. He earned a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology with distinction 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 the French academic system. Dr. Doja is an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Anthropology at University College London and was on 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 in social anthropology and conducted extensive fieldwork research in many other countries. He is on the editorial board of international academic journals and has published several books and many original articles in international peer-reviewed and indexed journals.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Professor, Institute of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Lille
  • Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

Research Topic

European integration and the migration challenge: Cultural encounters, core values, and identity transformations in Europe


Political Science & Anthropology

Areas of Expertise

  • Social sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Political science
  • History