Dr. Isa Blumi | American University of Sharjah


College / Department

Teaching areas

Global History, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern History, Middle Eastern and Global Politics, Political Economy.

Research areas

Global History, Comparative Imperialism from 19th Century to Present. Italian, Portuguese, French, and Ottoman imperial projects. Contemporary Middle East (Arabia, Syria, Turkey) and Balkan (Albania/Kosovo) politics. Global Political Economy and Environmental History of Borderlands.


PhD, Middle Eastern And Islamic Studies And Histor, New York University, United States, 2005
MA, Political Theory And Historical Studies, New School for Social Research, United States, 1995

Professional experience

Associate/docent, Asian, Middle Eastern And Turkish Studies, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016 - 2019
Visiting Associate Professor, Department Of Cross-cultural And Regional Studies, School For The Humanities, Copenhagen University, Denmark, 2018 - 2018
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Center For Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Bavaria, Germany, - 2018
Associate Professor, History, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, 2014 - 2015
Associate Professor, History And Center Of Middle East Studies, Georgia State University, Georgia, United States, 2006 - 2015
Senior Research Fellow, Center For Area Studies, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany, 2010 - 2014
Associate Professor, International History, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013 - 2013
Visiting Lecturer And Dir. Of Overseas Program, School Of Foreign Service, American University, District of Columbia, United States, 2005 - 2010


American Historical Association, AHA, International, The American Historical Association is the largest professional organization serving historians in all fields and all professions. The AHA is a trusted voice advocating for history education, the professional work of historians, and the critical role of historical thinking in public life.
Middle Eastern Studies Association, MESA, International, The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) is a non-profit association that fosters the study of the Middle East, promotes high standards of scholarship and teaching, and encourages public understanding of the region and its peoples through programs, publications and services that enhance education, further intellectual exchange, recognize professional distinction, and defend academic freedom in accordance with its status as a 501(c)(3) scientific, educational, literary, and charitable organization.
Society of Albanian Studies, SAS, International, The Society for Albanian Studies (SAS) is an international interdisciplinary academic organization based in the United States of America dedicated to promoting the professional study, criticism, and research of all aspects of Albanian culture, society and politics, particularly concerning the countries of Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Montenegro, as well as the Albanian diaspora worldwide.
Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies, SCAS, International, The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) aims to provide optimal research conditions for curiosity-driven research. The Collegium is a scholarly community where Fellows pursue research of their own choosing in a context of interdisciplinary dialogue and cooperation. Since its foundation in 1985, it strives to protect and nurture independent inquiry, collaborative and deep thinking, and to emphasize the importance of academic freedom worldwide. Support from major research foundations allow the invited Fellows to freely deci...
Swedish Institute, SI, International, The Swedish Institute is a Government agency in Sweden with the responsibility to spread information about Sweden outside the country.
Czech Academy of Science, International, The Czech Academy of Sciences (abbr. CAS, Czech: Akademie věd České republiky, abbr. AV ČR) was established in 1992 by the Czech National Council as the Czech successor of the former Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and its tradition goes back to the Royal Bohemian Society of Sciences (founded in 1784) and the Emperor Franz Joseph Czech Academy for Sciences, Literature and Arts (founded in 1890). The Academy is the leading non-university public research institution in the Czech Republic. It conducts both fundamental and s...
+971 6 515 2406