Hélène Thiollet

Researcher, CNRS
Phone: +33145497047 - helene.thiollet@sciencespo.fr

Hélène Thiollet is a CNRS permanent researcher. Her research deals with 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. She has been a board member of Critique internationale, a French language IR journal, since 2009.

Hélène been involved in the following projects:

• as PI for “PACE” “The Politics of Asylum Crises in Europe” funded by the French National Agency for Research €352,000 (2019-2023)
• as PI for the CERI Sciences Po team for the “MAGYC” project “Migration Governance and AsYlum Crises” funded by the H2020 (Grant Agreement: 822806) €400,000 (2018-2022).
• as co-PI with Catherine Wihtol de Wenden for MOBGLOB “Global Governance of Mobility” funded by the French National Agency for Research €247,000 (2012-2015)
• as member of the program "Villes-mondes: approches comparées du cosmopolitisme et des migrations" financé par l'USPC "Sociétés plurielles"
• as member of SYSREMO "Géographies de la mondialisation: Emergence d’un système régional au Moyen-Orient" funded by the French National Agency for Research PI: Leila Vignal.
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Work in Progress

Resilient Residents: Migrants’ settlement and anti-immigrant policies in the Gulf monarchies” paper presented at MESA 2013, Sciences Po 2015, à Paris 7 2016 and univ. of Exeter 2018. , Anatomy of change in an oil-monarchy. Reform, counter-revolution and social transformation in Saudi Arabia (1991-2017)”, paper presented at Oxford 2016, “Mixed Migration. The Multilateral Politics of Labelling Population Movement” paper presented at APSA Annual Meeting 2019 , “An Anatomy of Agency. Eritrean Refugees in Eastern Sudan, 1962-2013”, paper presented at King's college, 7 Feb. 2014. , “Brokering migrants’ agency or alienating aliens? Revisiting the sponsorship system (Kafala) in the light of migration and labour market policy reforms in the Gulf” paper presented at MESA Annual Meeting 2012

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 X, title : World Politics , from 2013-09 to 2016-09,(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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