Armanda Kodra Hysa

Armanda Hysa (Kodra), anthropologist from Tirana, works in the fields of comparative Balkan studies, urban history, and ethnic relations in the Balkans. She has conducted research on the legacy of the Ottoman bazaar and works at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology, Center of Albanian Studies in Tirana. Between 2012 – 2014 she was a research fellow at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London, where she won the Alexander Nash scholarship for Albanian Studies. She is researching the reasons for the rise in Albanian nationalism in the Balkans and cross-border exchanges, with an emphasis on the recent phenomenon of mixed Serbian-Albanian marriages.