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Personal information

Surname(s) / First name(s)

Present Address

Krasniqi Gëzim

University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL, Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Telephone(s) Home: x Mobile: +44 75 08563676

Permanent Address

186 Haxhi Zeka st., 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo

Telephone(s) Home: +381-38-244-984 Mobile: +386 49 133 953

E-mail

Nationality

G.Krasniqi@sms.ed.ac.uk; gezimkrasniqi@gmail.com,

Kosovar

Date of birth May 20, 1984

Gender

Desired employment /

Occupational field

Male

Public policy / Minority Issues and Education

Work experience

Dates

Occupation or position held

Main activities and responsibilities

Name and address of employer

Type of business or sector

3 October 2010 – current

Research Assistant - CITSEE (The Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the

Former Yugoslavia)

Work on the preparation for launch of a new website presenting the results of the CITSEE project to

a wider audience beyond academia, as well as participation in other research activities in relation to

CITSEE, in particular in support of the research work of the PI, Professor Jo Shaw

School of Law, The University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL,

Scotland UK

Academia

Occupation or position held

Main activities and responsibilities

Name and address of employer

Type of business or sector

Occupation or position held

Main activities and responsibilities

Name and address of employer

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Dates 3 August 2009 – 7 July 2010

Research Fellow - CITSEE (The Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the

Former Yugoslavia)

Preparation of national case studies on citizenship in Kosovo and Albania, preparation of collective

and individual publications and other dissemination materials, participation in other research

activities in relation to the project, event organization etc.

School of Law, The University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL,

Scotland UK

Academia

Dates 15 March – 30 August 2008

Project supervisor

Supervision and mentoring of the project “Support of education of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian

communities”, founded by Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS). Main activities:

organization of trainings for local NGO-s, assisting local NGO-s in improving their performance,

providing advice, monitoring their work through field visits and reports etc.

Kosova Education Center, Isa Kastrati st., 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo

Tel./Fax. +381-38-244-257, Website: www.kec-ks.org

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Type of business or sector

Non Governmental/Education Sector

Occupation or position held

Main activities and responsibilities

Dates 11 February – 15 March 2008

External evaluator of education programs/projects

Evaluation of KFOS funded projects about Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian education which were

implemented in Prizren, Gjakova and Dubrava (Ferizaj) for a period of two years (2006-2007)

Name and address of employer Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS), Ulpiana, Imzot Nikëprelaj, Villa Nr 13

10000, Prishtina, Kosova; www.kfos.org

Type of business or sector

Occupation or position held

Main activities and responsibilities

Name and address of employer

Type of business or sector

Occupation or position held

Main activities and responsibilities

Name and address of employer

Type of business or sector

Occupation or position held

Main activities and responsibilities

Non Governmental / Civil Society

Dates 23 June 2007 – 2 August 2007

Intern

Involved in several activities, such as collecting information and materials as well as attending

conferences and seminars

Institute for Ethnic Studies, 26 Erjavčeva st., 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tel./Fax. +386-1-200-18-17, Website: www.inv.si

Academic Institution

Dates 1 November 2005 – 15 October 2006

Information and Publication Officer

Administrational duties as organizing and coordinating public campaigns; media representation;

preparing a monthly newsletter as well as planning and managing publication of leaflets, posters,

reports and books. Additionally, I have been involved in several trainings, and strategic planning

workshops.

Kosova Education Center, Isa Kastrati st., 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo

Tel./Fax. +381-38-244-257, Website: www.kec-ks.org

Non Governmental/Education Sector

Dates 1 December 2005 – 31 May 2006

Researcher

Engaged in doing a research about the infrastructure of schools as part of the team who did a seven

months research about “Quality based education and human development in Kosovo” and drafting a

final report about the research. The report was published by KEC in cooperation with Kosovo

Foundation for Open Society (KFOS).

Name and address of employer Kosova Foundation for Open Society (KFOS), Ulpiana, Imzot Nikëprelaj, Villa Nr 13

10000, Prishtina, Kosova; www.kfos.org

Type of business or sector

Occupation or position held

Main activities and responsibilities

Name and address of employer

Type of business or sector

Non Governmental / Civil Society

Dates January 2005 – December 2005

Youth Activist

Voluntary assignment in organizing campaigns to raise civic awareness and promote active

citizenship in Kosovo

Kosova Action Network (KAN); "Kroi i Bardhë" Plaza #76, Dardania District, 10000 Prishtina,

Kosovo, Website: www.kan-ks.org

Non Governmental/Civic Sector

Education and training

Title of qualification awarded

Principal subjects/occupational skills

covered

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Dates 2010 - expected graduation in 2013

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Sociology, nationalism

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Name and type of organisation providing

education and training

Level in national or international

classification

University of Edinburgh

ISCED 6

Title of qualification awarded

Principal subjects/occupational skills

covered

Name and type of organisation providing

education and training

Level in national or international

classification

Title of qualification awarded

Principal subjects/occupational skills

covered

Name and type of organisation providing

education and training

Level in national or international

classification

Title of qualification awarded

Principal subjects/occupational skills

covered

Name and type of organisation providing

education and training

Level in national or international

classification

Dates September 2008 – June 2009

Master of Arts in Nationalism Studies with distinction

Thesis title “Unrecognized alike, yet not equal: Albanians and Bosnian Muslims in interwar

Yugoslavia 1918-1941”

Nationalism Studies Program

Central European University (CEU) – Budapest

ISCED 5A – Second Degree

Dates October 2006-October 2007

Master’s Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe

Thesis title “Ethnonationalism – the old ideology in a new reality: empowering the core nation and

disempowering minorities in the former Yugoslav republics”

European Regional Master’s Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe –

University of Bologna and University of Sarajevo

ISCED 5A – Second Degree

Dates October 2002 - July 2005

BA in Political Science

Political Science

University of Prishtina, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo

ISCED 5A – First Degree

Personal skills and

competences

Mother tongue(s)

Albanian

Other language(s)

Self-assessment Understanding Speaking Writing

European level (*) Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production

English C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user

Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian

B2 Independent user B2 Independent user B1 Independent user B1 Independent user B1 Independent user

French A2 Basic user A2 Basic user A2 Basic user A2 Basic user A2 Basic user

(*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Organisational skills and

competences

Leadership and organizational skills

EXPERIENCE

1 October 2004 – 30 October 2005 Student movement ‘TJETERQYSH’ (For a Different University),

Prishtina, Kosovo:

Co-founder and activist (voluntary work which included campaigning with the aim of creating

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a common, strong and reasonable voice of students against politicization of the University,

academic incompatibility of professors, plagiarism, as well as violation of student rights)

15 March 2003 – 1 October 2003 Political Sciences Student Association, University of

Prishtina

Co-founder and vice-president

Technical skills and competences

Skills for participatory planning and evaluation

EXPERIENCE

February 2008

Evaluator of education programs/projects

Evaluation of KFOS funded projects about Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian education

January – August 2006

Moderator of participatory planning workshops

Facilitating strategy planning workshops with participation of considerable number of local

and international experts and other stakeholders. Few references:


TRAINING

Strategy for Development of Higher Education 2005-2015 (Ministry of Education,

Science and Technology)

Strategy for Integration of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Communities in Kosovo –

Education Component 2007-2017

27 May 2007 – 3 June 2007 Inter University Center – Dubrovnik

Course “War Crimes, Genocide and Memories”

The course was offered by the Inter University Center – Dubrovnik was organized for the MA

students in democracy and Human Rights.

May 2005: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France Paris

Study visit in France

A 15-days studying visit in France (Paris, Nantes, and Strasbourg). Visit to the French

Ministry of Justice, Palace of Justice in Paris, Council of Europe, European Court of Human

Rights etc

Additional information - Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

• 'Socialism, National Utopia, and Rock Music: Inside the Albanian Rock Scene of Yugoslavia,

1970–1989' (2011) East Central Europe 38 (2-3), 336–354.

• 'The ‘forbidden fruit’: Islam and politics of identity in Kosovo and Macedonia' (2011) Southeast

European and Black Sea Studies 11:2, 191-207.

•'The International Community’s Modus Operandi in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina and in

Kosovo: A Critical Assessment' (2010) Südosteuropa 58, No 4, 520-541.

Other journal articles

• ''Parallel system' in Kosovo: strengthening ethnic identity through solidarity and common social

action' SEEU Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2010), 41-55.

• ‘Defective alike, yet not equal; Cyprus, Taiwan and Kosovo,’ Journal of Human Rights and Policy,

Vol 2, No. 1 (July 2009), 49-60.

• “Nga ‘Revolucioni i Kadifenjtë’ tek ‘Restaurimi i Kadifenjtë’: Trashëgimia Komuniste në Poloni dhe

Shqipëri” [From ‘velvet revolution’ to ‘velvet restoration’: communist legacy in Poland and Albania],

Polis, No. 5, (2008), 77-88.

• “Elementi fetar në identitetin kombëtar shqiptar” [Religious Element in the Albanian National

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Identity], MM – mixed magazine, No. 10/12. (2005), 53-64.

• “Sfida për drejtësi botërore” [A Challenge for World Justice] Studime Juridike në Kosovë, Volume

7 & 8, No.1 (2005): 23-36.

Working papers

• 'Citizenship in an emigrant nation-state: the case of Albania', CITSEE Working Paper Series,

2010/13 (CITSEE, 2010).

http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/citsee/workingpapers/

• ‘Citizenship as a tool of state-building in Kosovo: status, rights, and identity in the new state,’

CITSEE Working Paper Series, 2010/10 (CITSEE, 2010).

http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/citsee/workingpapers/

• ‘The challenge of building an independent citizenship regime in a partially recognised state: the

case of Kosovo’, CITSEE Working Paper Series, 2010/04 (CITSEE, 2010).

http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/citsee/workingpapers/

Research reports

• “Infrastruktura në edukimin bazik dhe ndikimi i saj në zhvillimin njerëzor” [Infrastructure of the

Basic Education and Its Impact in Human Development], Kosova Education Center and Forum

2015, Arsimi Bazik cilësor në funksion të zhvillimit njerëzor [Quality Based Education in Function of

Human Development], Prishtina, (2006): 47-92.

Book reviews

• Enver Hoxhaj, Politika etnike dhe shtetndërtimi i Kosovës [Ethnic politics and state building of

Kosovo]. Prishtina: Dukagjini, 2008. In: Kritika dhe Shoqëria, Vol 2, No 1, (2008): 90-96.

Papers and presentations

• 'Citizenship and (Contested) Geographical Space: the Case of Kosovo' presented at The

Yougoslav Space 20 Years Later, ULB, Brussels, Belgium, 16-17 December 2011

• 'Albanians and Bosnian Muslims in Interwar Yugoslavia: Mutual Cooperation and Competition'

presented at Transnational Islam in Interwar Europe, Leiden University, the Netherlands, 12-14

December 2011

• The Role of Minorities and External Actors in the Process of Democratisation and State-Building

in Albania and Kosovo: A Comparison' presented at UACES Annual Conference: Exchanging Ideas

on Europe, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 5-7 September 2011

• 'The challenge of building an independent citizenship regime in a partially recognised state: the

case of Kosovo' presented at 8th Convention of the Central and East European International

Studies Association (CEEISA), Istanbul, Turkey, 14-18 June 2011.

• 'Transformation of Citizenship in Albania - Developments in the Aftermath of the Fall of

Communism' presented at the Third RRPP Annual Scientific Conference 'Social, Political and

Economic Change in the Western Balkans', Sveti Stefan, Montenegro, 25-26 May 2011.

• 'Disentangling Kosovar citizenship after the ICJ Opinion?' presented at The Association for the

Study of Nationalities 2011 World Convention, Columbia University, New York, 14-16 April 2011.

• 'Citizenship, State-Building and Political Integration in Southeast Europe – Legal, Political and

Identity-Related Aspects' presented at International Workshop 'Citizenship, Sovereignty and Soft

Borders in Southeast Europe', Pöcking (Munich), 11-13 March 2011.

• ‘Quadratic nexus - an all-explanatory approach to state-building in the Western Balkans?’

presented at Research on State-building in the Western Balkans: Comparative Methodologies,

London School of Economics and Governance, 10 December 2010.

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• ‘The role of international institutions in forging an autonomous citizenship regime in Kosovo’

presented at Theories and Practices of Citizenship in the New Balkan States, The University of

Edinburgh, 24-25 June 2010.

• ‘The 'forbidden fruit': Islam and politics of identity among Albanians in Kosovo and

Macedonia,’ presented at After the Wahhabi mirage: Islam, politics and international networks in

the Balkans, European Studies Centre, University of Oxford, 21June 2010.

• ‘Stateness and Citizenship Struggles in Post-independence Kosovo’ presented at The Association

for the Study of Nationalities 2010 World Convention, Columbia University (NYC), 15-17 April 2010.

• ‘Academic debates and controversies in Kosovo: an overview’ presented at Kosovo/Kosova in the

20th century: exploring prospects for future international scientific cooperation, European Academy,

Berlin, 19-21 March 2010.

Newspaper and magazine articles

Koha Ditore (Kosovo)

Express (Kosovo)

Kosova Sot (Kosovo)

Koha Jonë (Albania)

Diplomatic Courier (U.S)

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