Hélène Thiollet

Researcher, CNRS
Phone: +33145497047 - helene.thiollet@sciencespo.fr
 Hélène Thiollet is a CNRS permanent researcher. Her research focuses on the politics of migration and asylum in the Global South, and she focuses her empirical research on the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. She teaches international relations, comparative poltics and migration studies at Sciences Po.

She is a graduate from the Ecole normale supérieure (Ulm A/L98), holds a PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po and Master degrees in Geography of development (University of Paris 1 La Sorbonne) and Classics (University of Paris 4 La Sorbonne). In 2002-2003 she was a Visiting Student at the Harvard University Department of Government, with a fellowship from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Oxford University in 2009-2010 with the OxPo Research grant and is now a Research partner at the International Migration Institute at Oxford. She has been a board member of Critique internationale, a French language IR journal, since 2009.

Helène coordinated the ANR research project "MobGlob – Global Mobility and Migration Governance" (ANR 2012-2015) with Catherine Wihtol de Wenden. She a member of the research programme "Global-cities: comparative approaches to cosmopolitanism and migration" funded by USMPC "Société plurielles".

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Work in Progress

Anatomy of Agency. Eritrean Refugee Camps in Eastern Sudan, 1962-2013” Paper presented at King's college, February 2014, "Migrants and the City. Global Cities and Illiberal cosmopolitanism in Gulf monarchies". paper presented March 29-30 2016 'Villes et Migrations. perspectives théoriques et pratiques', Collège des Bernardins., “Resilient residents. Migrants’ community formation and anti-migration policies in Saudi Arabia” presented at the Middle East seminar, European University Institute, 24 Apr 2014 , Brokering migrants’ agency or alienating aliens? Revisiting the sponsorship system (Kafala) in the light of migration and labour market policy reforms in contemporary Gulf countries” first version presented at MESA Annual Meeting 2012, “Mixed Migration, the UNHCR, and the IOM: The Multilateral Politics of Labelling Population Movement” book chapter, initial version presented at APSA Annual Meeting August 2013

Research Interests

Migration - Exile-Asylum - Migration policies - Global Governance of Mobility, Middle East, Horn of Africa - Arab Gulf

  • Teaching

    - Establishment : Sciences Po Paris - Institut d'études politiques de Paris, title : African politics and societies , from 2009 to 2010,(level : master),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po Paris - Institut d'études politiques de Paris, title : Global Migration Governance , from 2012 to 2017,(level : master),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po Paris - Institut d'études politiques de Paris, title : International Actors in Africa : globalization, development, security , from 2012-01 to 2014-05,(level : licence),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po Paris - Institut d'études politiques de Paris, title : Migration Issues and Large Metropolises , from 2014 to 2015,(level : master),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po Paris - Institut d'études politiques de Paris, title : Mobility in the Global South. Migration and refugee movements in developing countries , from 2010 to 2011,(level : master),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po Paris - Institut d'études politiques de Paris, title : World Politics , from 2011 to 2017,(level : licence)
  • Web
    http://sciencespo.academia.edu/HeleneThiollet
    http://www.sciencespo.fr/ceri/fr/programme/mobilite-globale-et-gouvernance-des-migrations
    http://www.sciencespo.fr/mobglob/
  • Languages

    English, Arabic, Spanish, French
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