Professor Gerasimos Tsourapas

Professor Gerasimos Tsourapas

Visiting Professor

Hellenic Observatory

Room No
CBG 5.07
Arabic, English, French, Greek
Key Expertise
international politics of migrants, refugees, diasporas,migration diplomacy

About me

Gerasimos Tsourapas is Professor of International Relations at the University of Glasgow, with a focus on the international politics of migrants, refugees, and diasporas. He is the Chair of the Ethnicity, Nationalism, & Migration Studies Section of the International Studies Association, and the Editor-in-Chief of Migration Studies (Oxford University Press). He has previously served as a Visiting Fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University and The American University in Cairo.

Gerasimos is currently the Principal Investigator on a 5-year research project on migration diplomacy in the Middle East, funded by the European Research Council, which aims to unpack the use of migrants and refugees in states’ foreign policy decision-making. His broader research agenda focuses on understanding how processes of interdependence, commodification, and authoritarianism interact with cross-border population mobility.

Gerasimos’ first book, The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt – Strategies for Regime Survival in Autocracies (Cambridge University Press, 2018), received the 2020 ENMISA Distinguished Book 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. He has also published extensively in major academic journals, including International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, International Migration Review, and Foreign Policy Analysis.