Select list of publications
Alpion, G., Encounters with Civilizations: From Alexander the Great to Mother Teresa, New Brunswick and London: Transaction Publishers, 2011. 327 pages [Available as a paperback] http://www.transactionpub.com/title/Encounters-with-Civilizations-978-1-4128-1831-5.html
Alpion, G., Mother Teresa: Saint or Celebrity? London and New York: Routledge, 2007. 304 pages [Available as a hardback, a paperback, an eBook, and on Kindle] https://www.routledge.com/Mother-Teresa-Saint-or-Celebrity/Alpion/p/book/9780415392471
- Indian edition (also in English) was published by Routledge India in New Delhi in 2008. 308 pages [Available as a paperback only in South Asia.]
- Italian edition. Madre Teresa: Santa o Celebrità? Trans. Massimo Laria. Rome: Salerno Editrice, 2008. 408 pages [Available as a paperback] http://www.salernoeditrice.it/Scheda_libro.asp?id=1666&it=ok&categoria=11&jump=2
- The book has been reviewed in the following languages: Albanian, Bengali, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian, Maltese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovakian and Spanish.
Alpion, G., Foreigner Complex: Essays about Egypt, Birmingham: UBCPS, 2002.
Articles in books as sole author
Alpion, G., ‘The Specter of Communalism and the Eugenic Solution to Britain’s Immigration Problem’, in J. Tripathy and S. Padmanabhan (eds.), Becoming Minority: How Discourses and Policies Produce Minorities in Europe and India, London and New Delhi: SAGE Publications, 2014, pp. 196-223. [Available as a hardback, a paperback, and on Kindle] https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/becoming-minority/book244364
Alpion, G., ‘European Media and ‘Outsiders’ within — Contemporary Representations of Albania in the British Press’, in A. Schumann (ed.), Logic in Central and Eastern Europe: History, Science and Discourse, Lanham, MD, USA: University Press of America, 2012, pp. 30-52. [Available as a paperback, and an eBook] https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780761858911
Alpion, G., ‘Albanian community in the West Midlands’, in M. A. Chishti (Compiler) Look Virsa – Cultural Voyage: Exploring the Muslim Heritage, Studley: Brewin, UK, 2008, pp. 13-15. [Available as a paperback, and an eBook]
Articles in peer-reviewed journals as sole author
Alpion, G., ‘The Emergence of Mother Teresa as a Religious Visionary and the Initial Resistance to Her Charisma/a: A Sociological and Public Theology Perspective’, International Journal of Public Theology, Vol. 8, No. 1, February 2014, pp. 25-50. http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15697320-12341328
Alpion, G., ‘Enoch Powell, immigration and English nationalism’. Studia Humana Quarterly Journal, Issue 2, 2012, pp. 53-66.
Alpion, G., ‘Brain down the drain – An exposé of social closure in Western academia’, Albanian Journal of Politics, [Chapel Hill, NC, USA], Vol. 4, Issue, 1, June 2008, pp. 41-63.
Alpion, G., ‘Media and celebrity culture: subjectivist, structuralist and post-structuralist approaches to Mother Teresa’s celebrity status’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Vol. 20, No. 4, December 2006, pp. 541-557. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10304310600988328
Alpion, G., ‘Media, ethnicity and patriotism: The Balkans “unholy war” for the appropriation of Mother Teresa’, Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans (now Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies), Vol. 6, No. 3, December 2004, pp. 227-243. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1461319042000296796?src=recsys&journalCode=cjsb19
Book Reviews in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Alpion, G., Review of: S. Schwartz, The Other Islam: Sufism and the Road to Global Harmony [New York and London: Doubleday, 2007] for Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, Vol. 40, Issue 2, June 2011, pp. 255-257. http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/156973212x635118
Alpion, G., ‘Satyajit Ray: “The Visionary Cinéaste”’, Review Article of: G. Roberge, Satyajit Ray [New Delhi: Manohar, 2007] for Scope: Journal of Film Studies, Issue 13, February 2009. http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/scope/documents/2009/february-2009/book-rev-feb-2009.pdf
Alpion, G., Review of: G Roberge, ‘Valuing Humanity in the New Media Environment’, Cyberbani: Being a Human in the New Media Environment. [New Delhi: Anand Press] for The Review of Communication Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1. January 2009, pp. 58-59. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15358590802074696
Alpion, G., Review of: G. Roberge, Satyajit Ray [New Delhi: Manohar, 2007] for Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies, December 2008, Vol. 38, Issue 2, pp. 107-108. http://muse.jhu.edu/article/255594
Alpion, G., Review of: J. Pettifer and M. Vickers, The Albanian Question: Reshaping the Balkans [London & New York: I. B. Tauris, 2007] for Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, Vol. 9, No. 2, August 2007, pp. 204-206. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14613190701419623
Alpion, G., Review of: (ed.) I. Pardo, Between Morality and the Law: Corruption, Anthropology and Comparative Society [Aldershot, UK & Burlington, USA: Ashgate] for The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 12, No. 1, March 2006, pp. 231-232. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9655.2006.00289_12.x/abstract
Alpion, G., Review of: P. Kola, The Search for Greater Albania [London: Hurst, 2003] for Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations Journal, Vol. 15, No. 3, July 2004, pp. 413-414. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0959641042000233291
Other publications – books and plays
Alpion, G., If Only the Dead Could Listen, Chapel Hill, NC, USA: Globic Press, 2008. 91 pages. [Available as a paperback] https://www.amazon.co.uk/If-Only-Dead-Could-Listen/dp/0980189616
Sponsored by Arts Council England, If Only the Dead Could Listen was staged at the MAC Theatre in Birmingham in February 2006 and again at the MAC and Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton in April 2008.
Alpion, G., Foreigner Complex: Essays and Fiction about Egypt, Birmingham, UK: UBCPS, 2002. 103 pages [Available as a paperback]
Alpion, G., Vouchers: A Tragedy, Birmingham, UK: UBCPS, 2001. 110 pages [Available as a paperback]
Vouchers was first staged at the Festival of Contemporary European Plays in Huddersfield, UK, on 16 March 2002.
Gëzim has written over 60 features, op-eds, and articles on social stratification, social mobility, migration, ethnic relations, multiculturalism, politics, celebrity culture, St Teresa of Calcutta, cinema, and religion in a British, American, Balkan and Middle Eastern context for a number of international English language newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Independent, The Conversation (London), ‘The Hürriyet Daily News’ (Istanbul), ‘The Hindustan Times’ (New Delhi), and ‘The Middle East Times’ (Cairo). Here is a select list:
Alpion, G., ‘The European who refused to be a ‘Memsahib’’, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, India, 4 September 2016.
Alpion, G., ‘Why Mother Teresa’s journey to sainthood took so long: Mother Teresa is about to become a saint, despite accusations of ‘religious fundamentalism’ and criticisms of the medical care her order gave to the sick”, The Independent, London, UK, 3 September 2016.
Alpion, G., ‘Mother Teresa: a ‘Saint of Darkness’: An Albanian sociologist reflects upon the amazing impact of the little nun in a white sari’, Mercator Net, Sydney, Australia, 2 September 2016. 0
Alpion, G., ‘Putting Mother Teresa under a microscope’, Mercator Net, Sydney, Australia, 20 May 2016.
Alpion, G., ‘Albania v Serbia football drone farce shows Balkan nationalism is still a dangerous powder keg’, The Conversation, London, UK, 16 October 2014.
Alpion, G., ‘How do you study a problem like Mother Teresa’, Hindustan Times, New Delhi, India, 23 March 2014.
Alpion G., and S. Schwartz, ‘‘Taken’ 1 and 2: Dissenting opinions’, The Hürriyet Daily News, Istanbul, Turkey, 12 November 2012.
Alpion, G., ‘We may not all be royalists but don’t spoil the party for those who are’, The Birmingham Post, Birmingham, UK, 21-27 April 2011, pp. 26-27.
Alpion, G., ‘Oh! not Calcutta’, The Guardian, London and Manchester, UK, 6 September, 2003.
Alpion, G., ‘Why Britain can be so proud of its role in the Kosovan conflict’, The Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Huddersfield, UK, 21 June, 1999, p. 6.
Alpion, G., ‘The genesis of Egyptian coffee shops’, Middle East Times, Cairo, Egypt, 23-29 May 1994, p. 6.
Alpion, G., ‘Power returns to the people: The making of Egypt’s politicians’, Middle East Times, 7-13 September 1993, p. 19.
Alpion, G., ‘Becoming foreign to become Egyptian’, Middle East Times, 31 August - 6 September 1993, p. 12.
Alpion, G., ‘Cultural invasion’, Middle East Times, 17-23 August 1993, p. 13.
Alpion, G., ‘Enslaved by the slaves’, Middle East Times, 3-9 August 1993, p. 16.
Alpion, G., ‘An interview with Mohammed Ali’s Ghost’, Middle East Times, 8-14 June 1993, p. 12.
Alpion, G., ‘Illiterate Polyglots’, Middle East Times, 27 April - 3 May 1993, p. 13.