Gentiana Kera is a social historian, is co-founder of Qendra e Kerkimeve Historike dhe Antropologjike – Center for Historical and Anthropological Research, Albania. She is also a lecturer at the Department of History, Faculty of History and Philology, University of Tirana. In the period 2000 – 2006 Dr. Kera has been a researcher at the Center for Southeast History at the University of Graz. She is coeditor of the volume Albania. Family, Society and Culture in the 20thCentury. LIT Verlag, Münster, 2012, together with Enriketa Papa Pandelejmoni and Andreas Hemming. Her research interests include demographic developments and socio-cultural urban history of SEE.