Gerasimos Tsourapas is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Glasgow. He currently leads a European Research Council Starting Grant project (2022–27), MOBSANCT, on migration diplomacy across Europe, the Middle East, South and South-East Asia.
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 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).