Dr Gerasimos Tsourapas

  • Senior Lecturer in International Relations (Politics)

Biography

Gerasimos Tsourapas 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. He is the author of The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt – Strategies for Regime Survival in Autocracies (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and Migration Diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa – Power, Mobility, and the State (Manchester University Press, 2021). His work has also appeared in International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, International Migration Review, International Political Science Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and other leading journals. 

Dr Tsourapas has received numerous awards. The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt was awarded 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. His work has also been recognised by the American Political Science Association (Best Dissertation on Migration & Citizenship, 2016), the International Studies Association (Martin O. Heisler Award, 2017), and the Middle East Studies Association of North America (Graduate Student Paper Prize, 2015). He also received the inaugural 2021 ENMISA Emerging Scholar Award by the International Studies Association. 

Dr Tsourapas was a Fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University (2019–20) and The American University in Cairo (2013–14). He received a BA 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).

Publications

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Number of items: 41.

2022

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 (In Press)

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 (In Press)

2021

Tsourapas, G. (2021) 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 (In Press)

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, (doi: 10.1080/01436597.2021.1956891) (Early Online Publication)

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. and Zartaloudis, S. (2021) Leveraging the European refugee crisis: forced displacement and bargaining in Greece’s bailout negotiations. Journal of Common Market Studies, (doi: 10.1111/jcms.13211) (Early Online Publication)

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 Tue Sep 28 11:36:22 2021 BST.
Number of items: 41.

Articles

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, (doi: 10.1080/01436597.2021.1956891) (Early Online Publication)

Tsourapas, G. and Zartaloudis, S. (2021) Leveraging the European refugee crisis: forced displacement and bargaining in Greece’s bailout negotiations. Journal of Common Market Studies, (doi: 10.1111/jcms.13211) (Early Online Publication)

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 (In Press)

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 (In Press)

Tsourapas, G. (2021) 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 (In Press)

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 Tue Sep 28 11:36:22 2021 BST.

Grants

  • 2021–23, The Libyan Migration State. Funded by: Society for Libyan Studies. Role: PI.
  • 2021–23, The Diplomacy of Forced Migration. Funded by: British Academy & The Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant. Role: Co-PI.
  • 2020–22, The Rise of Transnational Authoritarianism in the Middle East. Funded by: Council for British Research in the Levant Pilot Grant. Role: PI.
  • 2020–22, Non-State Actors and Migration Diplomacy in the Middle East. Funded by: ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. Role: PI.
  • 2018–2023, MAGYC (Migration Governance and asYlum Crises). Funded by: European Commission, Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Role: Research Team Member.
  • 2018–19, The International Politics of Middle East Migration: Problems, Policy, Practice. Funded by: British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award. Role: PI.
  • 2017–19, Migration Diplomacy in the Eastern Mediterranean - Inter-State Politics of Population Mobility in the Middle East. Funded by: Council for British Research in the Levant Pilot Grant. Role: PI.
  • 2017–18, The Politics of Forced Migration in the Mediterranean: Interstate Bargaining and Issue-Linkage in Greece and Jordan. Funded by: British Academy & The Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant. Role: PI
  • 2016–17, Unpacking the Sending State: Regimes, Institutions and Non-state Actors in Diaspora and Emigration Politics. Funded by: International Studies Association Venture Research Grant. Role: Co-PI.

Supervision

Gerasimos welcomes potential doctoral students who are interested in his areas of expertise, namely:

  • The politics of the Middle East
  • International migration and refugee diplomacy
  • Transnational authoritarianism and diaspora politics

Current and previous PhD students include:

  • Al-Khulaifi, Sultan (2021–24)
    • Project Title: Qatari Foreign Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Constructivist Understanding
  • Wu, Wen-Yu (2017–21)
    • Project Title: Waiting, Hopes and Futures: Experiences in Accessing Higher Education for Displaced Students from Syria in Lebanon and Jordan
  • Alshamsi, Reem (2017–21)
    • Project Title: Implementation of the International Standards  for Countering Terrorist Financing in Different National Contexts 
  • Piazzese, Giovanni (2017–21)
    • Project Title: The Evolution of the Egyptian State's Emigration Policy: Transforming Neglect into Engagement
  • Mustafa, Ziad Abu Attiya (2016–19)
    • Project Title: The Causes of Palestinian Disunity, 1993-2014

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

Editorial boards

  • 2020 - Present: Comparative Migration Studies
  • 2020 - Present: Migration Politics

Professional & learned societies

  • 2020 - Present: 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