Ajkuna Tafa obtained her M.A. degree in Anthropology at the University of Tuebingen, Germany and received Ph.D. training in Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center in NY. Her research interests include post-Socialism, decoloniality and race within Socialist globalization during the Cold War, particularly the racial notions that informed the China - Albania relationship in the eve of the Cultural Revolution. An editor, translator and linguist, she has worked as an educational consultant in Japan and has recently moved back to New York, where she works as a public speaking lecturer at the John Jay College and as an educational liaison at the Goethe-Institut NY.