Professor Gerasimos Tsourapas

  • Professor of International Relations (Politics)

telephone: 01413308755
email: Gerasimos.Tsourapas@glasgow.ac.uk

Adam Smith Building, Room 1204, 28 Bute Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RS, Phone 8832

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2746-9752

Biography

Gerasimos Tsourapas is Professor of International Relations at the University of Glasgow, and a Visititing Professor at the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also the Chair of the Ethnicity, Nationalism, & Migration Studies (ENMISA) Section of the International Studies Association, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Migration Studies (Oxford University Press). He works on the international relations of the Middle East and the broader Global South, with a particular focus on the politics of migrants, refugees, and diasporas. 

In his research, Gerasimos has advanced the concepts of migration diplomacy and migration interdependence in order to theorise the interplay between foreign policy and cross-border mobility. He is currently the Principal Investigator of a five-year European Research Council Starting Grant project on migration diplomacy, and his work on migration interdependence in North Africa and the Levant was recognised with the 2017 Martin O. Heisler Award by the International Studies Association. His latest book, Migration Diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa – Power, Mobility, and the State, was published by Manchester University Press in 2021, supported by research grants from the British Academy and the Council for British Research in the Levant. Gerasimos also received the inaugural ENMISA Emerging Scholar Award by the International Studies Association in 2021. 

A second strand of his work focuses on the politics of migration across the Global South. Gerasimos has published on the workings of postcolonial migration states in the Middle East and South Asia and the emergence of a transnational social contract across South-South migration contexts with Kamal Sadiq (University of California, Irvine). He also co-edited, with Maria Koinova (University of Warwick), a special issue on 'Diasporas and Sending States in World Politics' for International Political Science Review. His doctoral dissertation on the evolution of migration policymaking in Egypt after the 1952 Free Officers Revolution, based on fourteen months of fieldwork in Cairo, was awarded the American Political Science Association's Best Dissertation Award on Migration & Citizenship in 2016. For his first book, The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt – Strategies for Regime Survival in Autocracies (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Gerasimos received the 2020 ENMISA Distinguished Book Award by the International Studies Association and was shortlisted for the British International Studies Association's L.H.M. Ling Outstanding First Book Prize.

Finally, Gerasimos is conducting research on forced migration governance, particularly in terms of processes of refugee commodification in domestic and international politics. Based on extensive fieldwork in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey during the Syrian refugee crisis, he identified the emergence of refugee rent-seeking processes by states seeking to leverage their position as host states of displaced communities for material gain. His research on strategies of 'blackmailing' and 'backscratching' by refugee rentier states was recognised with the 2020 VIADUCT Research Award (Erasmus+ European Union). He is currently completing an edited volume on the subject, under the auspices of The Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS – George Washington University).

Gerasimos is passionate about teaching and mentoring students and early-career scholars. He has supervised four PhD research projects to completion, and is currently supervising five doctoral students on topics related to migration, refugee, and Middle East politics. He received the Director's Teaching Prize at SOAS, University of London, and is currently a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

In 2024, Gerasimos is a Visiting Professor at The London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously, he served as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University (2019–20) and The American University in Cairo (2013–14). He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from Yale University (2006), an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2007), and a PhD in Politics from SOAS, University of London (2016).

A copy of Gerasimos' curriculum vitae may be downloaded here.

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013
Number of items: 47.

2023

Sadiq, K. and Tsourapas, G. (2023) Labour coercion and commodification: from the British Empire to postcolonial migration states. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, (doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2023.2269778) (Early Online Publication)

Sadiq, K. and Tsourapas, G. (2023) The transnational social contract in the Global South. International Studies Quarterly, 67(4), sqad088. (doi: 10.1093/isq/sqad088)

Siniver, A. and Tsourapas, G. (2023) Middle powers and soft-power rivalry: Egyptian-Israeli competition in sub-Saharan Africa. Foreign Policy Analysis, 19(2), orac041. (doi: 10.1093/fpa/orac041)

Sahin-Mencutek, Z. and Tsourapas, G. (2023) When do states repatriate refugees? Evidence from the Middle East. Journal of Global Security Studies, 8(1), ogac031. (doi: 10.1093/jogss/ogac031)

2022

Grigoriadis, I. N. and Tsourapas, G. (2022) Understanding Greece’s new foreign policy towards the Arab world: instrumentalisation, balancing, and emerging opportunities. Mediterranean Politics, (doi: 10.1080/13629395.2022.2148193) (Early Online Publication)

Adamson, F. B. and Tsourapas, G. (2022) Greece and Turkey: from state-building and developmentalism to immigration and crisis management. In: Hollifield, J. F., Martin, P. L., Orrenius, P. M. and Héran, F. (eds.) Controlling Immigration: A Comparative Perspective. Fourth Edition. Stanford University Press: Palo Alto, CA. ISBN 9781503631380

Tsourapas, G. (2022) The illiberal paradox and the politics of migration in the Middle East. In: Hollifield, J. F. and Foley, N. (eds.) Understanding Global Migration. Stanford University Press: Palo Alto, CA. ISBN 9781503614772

Tsourapas, G. and Zartaloudis, S. (2022) Leveraging the European refugee crisis: forced displacement and bargaining in Greece’s bailout negotiations. Journal of Common Market Studies, 60(2), pp. 245-263. (doi: 10.1111/jcms.13211)

Tsourapas, G. (2022) EU-Egypt relations at a crossroads. In: Bouris, D., Huber, D. and Pace, M. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of EU–Middle East Relations. Routledge. ISBN 9780367330767 (doi: 10.4324/9780429317873-30)

2021

Tsourapas, G. (2021) The perils of refugee rentierism in the post-2011 Middle East. Digest of Middle East Studies, 30(4), pp. 251-255. (doi: 10.1111/dome.12252)

Sadiq, K. and Tsourapas, G. (2021) The postcolonial migration state. European Journal of International Relations, 27(3), pp. 884-912. (doi: 10.1177/13540661211000114)

Malit, F. T. and Tsourapas, G. (2021) Weapons of the weak? South-south migration and power politics in the Philippines-GCC corridor. Global Studies Quarterly, 1(3), ksab010. (doi: 10.1093/isagsq/ksab010)

Tsourapas, G. (2021) Global autocracies: strategies of transnational repression, legitimation, and co-optation in world politics. International Studies Review, 23(3), pp. 616-644. (doi: 10.1093/isr/viaa061)

Tsourapas, G. (2021) Migration Diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa: Power, Mobility, and the State. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9781526132093

Freier, L. F., Micinski, N. R. and Tsourapas, G. (2021) Refugee commodification: the diffusion of refugee rent-seeking in the Global South. Third World Quarterly, 42(11), pp. 2747-2766. (doi: 10.1080/01436597.2021.1956891)

Malit, F. T. and Tsourapas, G. (2021) Migration diplomacy in the Gulf – non-state actors, cross-border mobility, and the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47(11), pp. 2556-2577. (doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2021.1878875)

Tsourapas, G. (2021) Refugees, Residents, and Rentierism: A Critical Assessment of Responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Bustan, 12(1), pp. 1-15. (doi: 10.5325/bustan.12.1.0001)[Book Review]

2020

Tsourapas, G. (2020) Political participation and the Middle East migration state. In: Meijer, R., Sater, J. N. and Babar, Z. R. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa. Series: Routledge handbooks. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 395-409. ISBN 9780367178932 (doi: 10.4324/9780429058288-33)

Adamson, F. B. and Tsourapas, G. (2020) The migration state in the Global South: nationalizing, developmental, and neoliberal models of migration management. International Migration Review, 54(3), pp. 853-882. (doi: 10.1177/0197918319879057)

Tsourapas, G. (2020) Human Geopolitics: States, Emigrants, and the Rise of Diaspora Institutions. Global Policy Blog, 26 Aug. [Book Review]

Tsourapas, G. (2020) The EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities and the Egyptian Migration State. Working Paper. MAGYC.

Tsourapas, G. (2020) The long arm of the Arab state. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43(2), pp. 351-370. (doi: 10.1080/01419870.2019.1585558)

Tsourapas, G. (2020) Theorizing state-diaspora relations in the Middle East: Authoritarian emigration states in comparative perspective. Mediterranean Politics, 25(2), pp. 135-159. (doi: 10.1080/13629395.2018.1511299)

2019

Tsourapas, G. (2019) The Syrian refugee crisis and foreign policy decision-making in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. Journal of Global Security Studies, 4(4), pp. 464-481. (doi: 10.1093/jogss/ogz016)

Tsourapas, G. (2019) A tightening grip abroad: authoritarian regimes target their emigrant and diaspora communities. Discussion Paper. Migration Policy Institute, Washington, DC.

Tsourapas, G. (2019) Syrian refugees have become pawns in their host nations’ politics. Washington Post, 17 Jun.

Tsourapas, G. (2019) The politics of migration interdependence in the post-Arab Spring Middle East. In: Geddes, A., Espinoza, M. V., Hadj-Abdou, L. and Brumat, L. (eds.) The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 128-145. ISBN 9781788119931 (doi: 10.4337/9781788119948.00013)

Adamson, F. B. and Tsourapas, G. (2019) Migration diplomacy in world politics. International Studies Perspectives, 20(2), pp. 113-128. (doi: 10.1093/isp/eky015)

Tsourapas, G. (2019) Diaspora politics in illiberal contexts: Authoritarianism and cross-border mobility in the modern Middle East. In: Awad, I. (ed.) International Migration in the Euro-Mediterranean Region. Series: Cairo papers in social science, 35(2). The American University in Cairo Press: Cairo, pp. 90-116. ISBN 9781617979224

Tsourapas, G. (2019) How migration deals lead to refugee commodification. Refugees Deeply, 13 Feb.

2018

Tsourapas, G. (2018) The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt: Strategies for Regime Survival in Autocracies. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781108475549 (doi: 10.1017/9781108630313)

Tsourapas, G. (2018) Egypt: migration and diaspora politics in an emerging transit country. Discussion Paper. Migration Policy Institute, Washington, DC.

Koinova, M. and Tsourapas, G. (2018) How do countries of origin engage migrants and diasporas? Multiple actors and comparative perspectives. International Political Science Review, 39(3), pp. 311-321. (doi: 10.1177/0192512118755843)

Tsourapas, G. (2018) Authoritarian emigration states: soft power and cross-border mobility in the Middle East. International Political Science Review, 39(3), pp. 400-416. (doi: 10.1177/0192512118759902)

Tsourapas, G. (2018) Labor migrants as political leverage: migration interdependence and coercion in the Mediterranean. International Studies Quarterly, 62(2), pp. 383-395. (doi: 10.1093/isq/sqx088)

Tsourapas, G. (2018) The peculiar practices of 'authoritarian emigration states'. British Academy Review(32), pp. 22-24.

2017

Tsourapas, G. (2017) The politics of Egyptian regional migration: examining autocratic cooperation processes in the Arab world. In: Jünemann, A., Scherer, N. and Fromm, N. (eds.) Fortress Europe? Challenges and Failures of Migration and Asylum Policies. Springer: Wiesbaden, Germany, pp. 51-69. ISBN 9783658170103 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-17011-0_5)

Tsourapas, G. (2017) The politics of “exit”: emigration & subject-making processes in modern Egypt. Mashriq and Mahjar, 4(1), pp. 29-49. (doi: 10.24847/44i2017.119)

Tsourapas, G. (2017) Migration diplomacy in the Global South: cooperation, coercion and issue linkage in Gaddafi’s Libya. Third World Quarterly, 38(10), pp. 2367-2385. (doi: 10.1080/01436597.2017.1350102)

2016

Tsourapas, G. (2016) Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and the 1973 War Changed the World. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, 26(2), pp. 114-117. (doi: 10.5840/peacejustice201626221)[Book Review]

Tsourapas, G. (2016) Nasser’s educators and agitators across al-Watan al-‘Arabi: tracing the foreign policy importance of Egyptian regional migration, 1952-1967. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 43(3), pp. 324-341. (doi: 10.1080/13530194.2015.1102708)

2015

Tsourapas, G. (2015) The politics of Egyptian migration to Libya. Middle East Report Online, 17 Mar.

Tsourapas, G. (2015) Why do states develop multi-tier emigrant policies? Evidence from Egypt. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(13), pp. 2192-2214. (doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1049940)

2014

Tsourapas, G. (2014) Notes from the field: researching emigration in post-2011 Egypt. Migration and Citizenship: Newsletter of the American Political Science Association, 2(2), pp. 58-62.

2013

Lazarou, E., Gianniou, M. and Tsourapas, G. (2013) The limits of norm promotion: the EU in Egypt and Israel/Palestine. Insight Turkey, 15(2), pp. 171-193.

Tsourapas, G. (2013) Mariz Tadros, The Muslim Brotherhood in contemporary Egypt: democracy redefined or confined? SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research, 5, pp. 48-51. [Book Review]

Tsourapas, G. (2013) The other side of a neoliberal miracle: economic reform and political de-liberalization in Ben Ali's Tunisia. Mediterranean Politics, 18(1), pp. 23-41. (doi: 10.1080/13629395.2012.761475)

This list was generated on Sat Mar 2 07:09:20 2024 GMT.
Number of items: 47.

Articles

Sadiq, K. and Tsourapas, G. (2023) Labour coercion and commodification: from the British Empire to postcolonial migration states. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, (doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2023.2269778) (Early Online Publication)

Sadiq, K. and Tsourapas, G. (2023) The transnational social contract in the Global South. International Studies Quarterly, 67(4), sqad088. (doi: 10.1093/isq/sqad088)

Siniver, A. and Tsourapas, G. (2023) Middle powers and soft-power rivalry: Egyptian-Israeli competition in sub-Saharan Africa. Foreign Policy Analysis, 19(2), orac041. (doi: 10.1093/fpa/orac041)

Sahin-Mencutek, Z. and Tsourapas, G. (2023) When do states repatriate refugees? Evidence from the Middle East. Journal of Global Security Studies, 8(1), ogac031. (doi: 10.1093/jogss/ogac031)

Grigoriadis, I. N. and Tsourapas, G. (2022) Understanding Greece’s new foreign policy towards the Arab world: instrumentalisation, balancing, and emerging opportunities. Mediterranean Politics, (doi: 10.1080/13629395.2022.2148193) (Early Online Publication)

Tsourapas, G. and Zartaloudis, S. (2022) Leveraging the European refugee crisis: forced displacement and bargaining in Greece’s bailout negotiations. Journal of Common Market Studies, 60(2), pp. 245-263. (doi: 10.1111/jcms.13211)

Tsourapas, G. (2021) The perils of refugee rentierism in the post-2011 Middle East. Digest of Middle East Studies, 30(4), pp. 251-255. (doi: 10.1111/dome.12252)

Sadiq, K. and Tsourapas, G. (2021) The postcolonial migration state. European Journal of International Relations, 27(3), pp. 884-912. (doi: 10.1177/13540661211000114)

Malit, F. T. and Tsourapas, G. (2021) Weapons of the weak? South-south migration and power politics in the Philippines-GCC corridor. Global Studies Quarterly, 1(3), ksab010. (doi: 10.1093/isagsq/ksab010)

Tsourapas, G. (2021) Global autocracies: strategies of transnational repression, legitimation, and co-optation in world politics. International Studies Review, 23(3), pp. 616-644. (doi: 10.1093/isr/viaa061)

Freier, L. F., Micinski, N. R. and Tsourapas, G. (2021) Refugee commodification: the diffusion of refugee rent-seeking in the Global South. Third World Quarterly, 42(11), pp. 2747-2766. (doi: 10.1080/01436597.2021.1956891)

Malit, F. T. and Tsourapas, G. (2021) Migration diplomacy in the Gulf – non-state actors, cross-border mobility, and the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47(11), pp. 2556-2577. (doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2021.1878875)

Adamson, F. B. and Tsourapas, G. (2020) The migration state in the Global South: nationalizing, developmental, and neoliberal models of migration management. International Migration Review, 54(3), pp. 853-882. (doi: 10.1177/0197918319879057)

Tsourapas, G. (2020) The long arm of the Arab state. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43(2), pp. 351-370. (doi: 10.1080/01419870.2019.1585558)

Tsourapas, G. (2020) Theorizing state-diaspora relations in the Middle East: Authoritarian emigration states in comparative perspective. Mediterranean Politics, 25(2), pp. 135-159. (doi: 10.1080/13629395.2018.1511299)

Tsourapas, G. (2019) The Syrian refugee crisis and foreign policy decision-making in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. Journal of Global Security Studies, 4(4), pp. 464-481. (doi: 10.1093/jogss/ogz016)

Tsourapas, G. (2019) Syrian refugees have become pawns in their host nations’ politics. Washington Post, 17 Jun.

Adamson, F. B. and Tsourapas, G. (2019) Migration diplomacy in world politics. International Studies Perspectives, 20(2), pp. 113-128. (doi: 10.1093/isp/eky015)

Tsourapas, G. (2019) How migration deals lead to refugee commodification. Refugees Deeply, 13 Feb.

Koinova, M. and Tsourapas, G. (2018) How do countries of origin engage migrants and diasporas? Multiple actors and comparative perspectives. International Political Science Review, 39(3), pp. 311-321. (doi: 10.1177/0192512118755843)

Tsourapas, G. (2018) Authoritarian emigration states: soft power and cross-border mobility in the Middle East. International Political Science Review, 39(3), pp. 400-416. (doi: 10.1177/0192512118759902)

Tsourapas, G. (2018) Labor migrants as political leverage: migration interdependence and coercion in the Mediterranean. International Studies Quarterly, 62(2), pp. 383-395. (doi: 10.1093/isq/sqx088)

Tsourapas, G. (2018) The peculiar practices of 'authoritarian emigration states'. British Academy Review(32), pp. 22-24.

Tsourapas, G. (2017) The politics of “exit”: emigration & subject-making processes in modern Egypt. Mashriq and Mahjar, 4(1), pp. 29-49. (doi: 10.24847/44i2017.119)

Tsourapas, G. (2017) Migration diplomacy in the Global South: cooperation, coercion and issue linkage in Gaddafi’s Libya. Third World Quarterly, 38(10), pp. 2367-2385. (doi: 10.1080/01436597.2017.1350102)

Tsourapas, G. (2016) Nasser’s educators and agitators across al-Watan al-‘Arabi: tracing the foreign policy importance of Egyptian regional migration, 1952-1967. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 43(3), pp. 324-341. (doi: 10.1080/13530194.2015.1102708)

Tsourapas, G. (2015) The politics of Egyptian migration to Libya. Middle East Report Online, 17 Mar.

Tsourapas, G. (2015) Why do states develop multi-tier emigrant policies? Evidence from Egypt. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(13), pp. 2192-2214. (doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1049940)

Tsourapas, G. (2014) Notes from the field: researching emigration in post-2011 Egypt. Migration and Citizenship: Newsletter of the American Political Science Association, 2(2), pp. 58-62.

Lazarou, E., Gianniou, M. and Tsourapas, G. (2013) The limits of norm promotion: the EU in Egypt and Israel/Palestine. Insight Turkey, 15(2), pp. 171-193.

Tsourapas, G. (2013) The other side of a neoliberal miracle: economic reform and political de-liberalization in Ben Ali's Tunisia. Mediterranean Politics, 18(1), pp. 23-41. (doi: 10.1080/13629395.2012.761475)

Books

Tsourapas, G. (2021) Migration Diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa: Power, Mobility, and the State. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9781526132093

Tsourapas, G. (2018) The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt: Strategies for Regime Survival in Autocracies. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781108475549 (doi: 10.1017/9781108630313)

Book Sections

Adamson, F. B. and Tsourapas, G. (2022) Greece and Turkey: from state-building and developmentalism to immigration and crisis management. In: Hollifield, J. F., Martin, P. L., Orrenius, P. M. and Héran, F. (eds.) Controlling Immigration: A Comparative Perspective. Fourth Edition. Stanford University Press: Palo Alto, CA. ISBN 9781503631380

Tsourapas, G. (2022) The illiberal paradox and the politics of migration in the Middle East. In: Hollifield, J. F. and Foley, N. (eds.) Understanding Global Migration. Stanford University Press: Palo Alto, CA. ISBN 9781503614772

Tsourapas, G. (2022) EU-Egypt relations at a crossroads. In: Bouris, D., Huber, D. and Pace, M. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of EU–Middle East Relations. Routledge. ISBN 9780367330767 (doi: 10.4324/9780429317873-30)

Tsourapas, G. (2020) Political participation and the Middle East migration state. In: Meijer, R., Sater, J. N. and Babar, Z. R. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa. Series: Routledge handbooks. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 395-409. ISBN 9780367178932 (doi: 10.4324/9780429058288-33)

Tsourapas, G. (2019) The politics of migration interdependence in the post-Arab Spring Middle East. In: Geddes, A., Espinoza, M. V., Hadj-Abdou, L. and Brumat, L. (eds.) The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 128-145. ISBN 9781788119931 (doi: 10.4337/9781788119948.00013)

Tsourapas, G. (2019) Diaspora politics in illiberal contexts: Authoritarianism and cross-border mobility in the modern Middle East. In: Awad, I. (ed.) International Migration in the Euro-Mediterranean Region. Series: Cairo papers in social science, 35(2). The American University in Cairo Press: Cairo, pp. 90-116. ISBN 9781617979224

Tsourapas, G. (2017) The politics of Egyptian regional migration: examining autocratic cooperation processes in the Arab world. In: Jünemann, A., Scherer, N. and Fromm, N. (eds.) Fortress Europe? Challenges and Failures of Migration and Asylum Policies. Springer: Wiesbaden, Germany, pp. 51-69. ISBN 9783658170103 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-17011-0_5)

Book Reviews

Tsourapas, G. (2021) Refugees, Residents, and Rentierism: A Critical Assessment of Responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Bustan, 12(1), pp. 1-15. (doi: 10.5325/bustan.12.1.0001)[Book Review]

Tsourapas, G. (2020) Human Geopolitics: States, Emigrants, and the Rise of Diaspora Institutions. Global Policy Blog, 26 Aug. [Book Review]

Tsourapas, G. (2016) Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and the 1973 War Changed the World. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, 26(2), pp. 114-117. (doi: 10.5840/peacejustice201626221)[Book Review]

Tsourapas, G. (2013) Mariz Tadros, The Muslim Brotherhood in contemporary Egypt: democracy redefined or confined? SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research, 5, pp. 48-51. [Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Tsourapas, G. (2020) The EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities and the Egyptian Migration State. Working Paper. MAGYC.

Tsourapas, G. (2019) A tightening grip abroad: authoritarian regimes target their emigrant and diaspora communities. Discussion Paper. Migration Policy Institute, Washington, DC.

Tsourapas, G. (2018) Egypt: migration and diaspora politics in an emerging transit country. Discussion Paper. Migration Policy Institute, Washington, DC.

This list was generated on Sat Mar 2 07:09:20 2024 GMT.

Grants

  1. Disappearing Act: Reconstructing the Crime of Disappearances in Times of Political Violence.’
    Co-PI – European Research Council Consolidator Grant, 2023–28.
    Budget: £1,725,371 (€1,990,598)
  2. The International Politics of Mobility Sanctions.’
    PI – European Research Council Starting Grant, 2022–27.
    Budget: £1,299,765 (€1,499,836)
  3. De-Centring the Study of Migrant Returns and Readmission Policies in Europe and Beyond.’
    Co-PI – Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme, 2022–25.
    Budget: £2,939,545 (€3,392,025)
  4. Refugees and Diplomacy in Power Politics.’
    PI – Independent Research Social Foundation Small Group Project, 2022–23.
    Budget: ­£2,435
  5. ‘Migrants and Refugees in the Levant.’
    PI – Council for British Research in the Levant (British Academy) Project, 2022–23.
    Budget: £12,000
  6. The Libyan Migration State.’
    PI – Society for Libyan Studies Grant (British Academy), 2021–23.
    Budget: £7,160          
  7. ‘Migration, Diasporas, and Transnational Authoritarianism in the Middle East.’
    PI – Council for British Research in the Levant (British Academy) Pilot Grant, 2020–22.
    Budget: £5,875
  8. Non-State Actors and Migration Diplomacy in the Middle East.’
    PI – Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account Grant, 2020–22.
    Budget: £7,450
  9. The International Politics of Middle East Migration: Problems, Policy, Practice.
    PI – British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award, 2018–19.
    Budget: £14,957
  10. Migration Diplomacy and Inter-State Politics of Population Mobility in the Middle East.’
    PI – Council for British Research in the Levant (British Academy) Pilot Grant, 2017–19.
    Budget: £5,700
  11. The Politics of Forced Migration, Interstate Bargaining & Issue-Linkage in Greece & Jordan.’
    PI, British Academy & The Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant, 2017–18.
    Budget: £9,379
  12. Syrian Refugees and Higher Education.’
    Co-PI, University of Birmingham Global Challenges Doctoral Fellowship, 2017–20.
    Budget: £56,224
  13. The Politics of Migration Interdependence in Lebanon.’
    PI, George Washington University POMEPS Grant, 2017–18.
    Budget: £2,368 ($3,000)
  14. Unpacking the Sending State: Regimes, Institutions and Non-state Actors in Diaspora and Emigration Politics.’
    Co-PI, International Studies Association Venture Research Grant, 2016–17.
    Budget: £8,138 ($10,310)

Supervision

I welcome potential doctoral students who are interested in my areas of expertise, namely:

  • Migration diplomacy and the broader politics of cross-border mobility
  • Refugee rentierism and forced migration governance
  • Transnational authoritarianism and diaspora politics
  • The politics and political economy of the Middle East

Previous PhD students (as primary, or co-supervisor) include:

  • Piazzese, Giovanni (2018–22)
    The Evolution of the Egyptian State's Emigration Policy: Transforming Neglect into Engagement 
  • Alshamsi, Reem (2017–21)
    Implementation of the International Standards  for Countering Terrorist Financing in Different National Contexts
  • Wu, Wen-Yu (2017–21)
    Waiting, Hopes and Futures: Experiences in Accessing Higher Education for Displaced Students from Syria in Lebanon and Jordan

 

Currently, I am supervising the following PhD students:

 

 

Teaching

Teaching Recognition

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2021: International Studies Association – ENMISA Emerging Scholar Award
  • 2020: British International Studies Association – L.H.M. Ling Outstanding First Book Prize (short-listed)
  • 2020: International Studies Association – ENMISA Distinguished Book Award
  • 2017: International Studies Association – Martin O. Heisler Award for Best Graduate Paper
  • 2016: American Political Science Association – Best Dissertation Prize (Migration & Citizenship)
  • 2015: Middle East Studies Association of North America – Best Graduate Student Paper Prize

Research fellowships

  • 2019 - 2020: Harvard University – Center for European Studies, Visiting Fellowship
  • 2023 - 2023: Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc), Visiting Fellowship

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2023: UKRI, Talent Peer Review College
  • 2023: Gulf Labour Markets, Migration and Population (GLMM), Advisory Board

Editorial boards

  • 2024 - Present (Editor-in-Chief): Migration Studies
  • 2020 - Present (Editorial College Member): Migration Politics
  • 2020 - Present (Advisory Board): Comparative Migration Studies

Professional & learned societies

  • 2020 - 2023: Trustee (elected), Council for British Research in the Levant
  • 2017 - 2021: Treasurer (elected, two consecutive two-year terms), International Studies Association – Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies Section
  • 2023 - 2025: Chair, International Studies Association – Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies Section

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Media Interviews & Coverage