1st Edition

The Migration of Albanians from Montenegro and Kosovo to the United States In Search of Home

By Klement R. Camaj Copyright 2025
    206 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines the ways in which Albanian men, women, and families who have migrated from Montenegro and Kosovo to the United States understand and make sense of their mobility and settlement.

    Drawing on empirical research, including interview material, it goes beyond the experiences of individual migrants to explore the role that cultural identity has in shaping their mobility and immobility, with particular attention to the manner in which subjects talk about their experiences in terms of past and present ‘movements and moments’.

    An original storytelling study of the meaning, scope, and outcomes of mobility, and the construction of home and identity on the part of migrants, this title will appeal to scholars of sociology, geography, anthropology and politics with interests in migration and diaspora.

    1.Introduction.  2.Explaining Mobility & Transnationalism.  3.Away: A Western Promise.  4.Home: Courage to Remain.  5.Stay: Far from Home.  6.Conclusion.


    Klement R. Camaj, PhD, is a Lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland in the Master of Public Administration program. Klement is a multilingual, multimethodological, storytelling researcher focused on international migration, transnationalism, diaspora, and cultural identity. Klement received his bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from Radford University, his master’s degree in Geopolitics, Territory, and Security, from King’s College London, and his PhD in International Migration and Transnationalism from the University of the West of Scotland. His research focus is mainly located within the connected fields of Migration studies and Transnationalism, with a special interest in diaspora and cultural identity issues. Klement's main strengths consist of qualitative and multidisciplinary work, using ethnographic, narrative, and multimethodological approaches towards data collection and analysis. Klement is a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, and a Member of The Royal Anthropological Institute.