Chris Kinley FLAS Fellow for 2017-2018 Academic Year

August 31, 2017
Chris Kinley

History Graduate Student Chris Kinley is a FLAS Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. His FLAS funding will enable him to build upon his current Albanian language skills, which he began studying at Arizona State University and Arizona State University Melikian Center in Tirana, Albania. Gaining proficiency in Albanian will be valuable for his graduate research, which concerns the Greek-Albanian borderlands and the military occupation in southern Albania and northern Greece.

Understanding Albanian will help Chris to develop a deeper understanding of various narratives of occupation for a more holistic project on the Greek-Albanian borderlands. It will also help Chris produce more transnational scholarship about the southern Balkans and help him achieve his goals of becoming a history professor and a contributing member of the academy.