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Olsi Jazexhiu

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of History and Civilization of the European University Institute - Doctor of Philosophy, European University Institute
  • Master of Human Sciences - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Master of Research - Masters Degree, European University Institute
  • Bachelor of Human Sciences Communication - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Olsi Jazexhiu (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

ABDULHAMID ABUSULAYMAN KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES


olsijazexhi@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Dr. Olsi Jazexhiu, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences is specialised in the history of nationalism, Islam and Muslim communities in post-Ottoman Europe. He has has taught history at University Aleksander Xhuvani of Elbasan and University Aleksander Moisiu of Durres in Albania (2015 - 2021) before joining the IIUM in 2021. 


Olsi has been a postdoctoral researcher at York University, Toronto, Canada (2014 - 2015) and finished his PhD at the European University Institute,  Florence,  Italy (2011). His research, publications and investigative work covers the process of radicalisation of Muslims in Europe, issues of national identity in the Balkans, the situation of Muslim communities in Xinjiang, China and the situation of Muslim and Christian communities in Palestine / Israel.  


He has served as board member of the Albanian Muslim Society of Toronto (2010 - 2012), adviser to the Chairman of the Muslim Community of Albania (2003 - 2005) and founding member of the Muslim Forum of Albania (2005).    


Dr. Olsi Jazexhiu has conducted several studies that analyse the depiction of Muslims and Christians in the Balkans (Albania and Kosovo), the historical image of Turkey in the Balkans and the propagation of Islamophobia in Europe.  



Area of Specialisation


  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Philosophy ~ Islamisation of Knowledge - Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Historical and Civilisation Studies ~ Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant - Islam in the Balkans
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Historical and Civilisation Studies ~ Muslim Society - History of the Middle East
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Historical and Civilisation Studies ~ Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant - History of the Ottoman Empire and the Balkans


Teaching Responsibilities


FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
HISTORY AND CIVILISATION OF MEDIEVAL 2023/2024
HISTORY OF OTTOMAN EMPIRE 2023/2024
HISTORY OF RUSSIA & MUSLIM EURASIA 2022/2023 2021/2022
HISTORY OF RUSSIA AND MUSLIM EURASIA 2023/2024
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 2024/2025 2023/2024
INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY AND CIVILIZATION 2021/2022
ISLAM IN THE MODERN WORLD 2023/2024 2022/2023
MUSLIM NATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY HISTORY 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
OSMANLI HISTORY 2022/2023 2021/2022
RESEARCH PAPER I 2023/2024


Supervision


Geopolitical Consideration Of Russia'S Foreign Policy Towards The Middle East: Syria As A Case Study 2000-2016.
Ph.D Completed 2024 Co-supervisor
Memory and Legacy: Women Tortures and Medical Care in Sisal Plantation in Tanga, 1923 to present..
Memory And Legacy: Women Tortures And Medical Care In Sisal Plantation In Tanga, 1923 To Present..
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
Attempts At Modernization In Turkey : Attila Ilhan (1925-2005) And Necmettin Erbakan (1926-2011).
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
Malaysia-Turkiye Relations During Mahathir’S First Premiership (1981-2003).
Master In Progress Main Supervisor


Publications


Article

2021 How did Israel go from Pariah to become God’s Chosen Nation in the Balkans?. The Long View, () pp. 3-5
Book Section

2023 Israel's belligerence against Palestine: from the Balkans to Nusantara. In: Gerakbudaya Enterprise, ISBN: 978-967-0076-26-3, pp. 185-199
2016 Albania. In: Brill, ISBN: 978-90-04-33602-5, pp. 19-33