On Thursday, April 13th at 12 PM (CET), we are hosting the CAS SEE Seminar with Kristina Millona on Violent invisibilization of non-normative sexualities under Hoxhas regime. The problem of archives, in conversation with our Fellow Endi Tupja.

Yorgos Christidis


Kristina Millona (she/her) is a scholar from Albania working on topics around sexualities, communism and archives. She holds a Master’s degree in Transnational Queer Feminist Politics at SOAS University of London. She is currently focused on writing around the nexus between men, mobility and border violence by focusing on the securitisation of Albanian asylum-seekers in the UK.

About the Seminar

Despite the growing sexuality-related scholarship in Central and Eastern Europe, the history of non-normative sexualities under Albanian state socialism remains little-explored. This research attempts to historicize through archival research and discourse analysis around the epistemic violence imposed on these sexualities. It unpacks the obsession of the People’s Republic of Albania on controlling, governing and disciplining same-sex desires.

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Fellowships are enabled by the ERSTE Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund in the framework of supporting brain circulation for democratic development in Southeast Europe.

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