Hélène Thiollet
Research Fellow, CNRS
Phone: +33 (0)1 58 71 70 47 - helene.thiollet@sciencespo.fr

Hélène Thiollet teaches international relations, comparative poltiics and migration studies at Sciences Po. 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 was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Oxford University in 2009-2010 with the OxPo Research Network. 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. She is a graduate from the Ecole normale supérieure (Ulm A/L98), holds a PhD in Political Science from Sciences Poand Master degrees in Geography of development (University of Paris 1 La Sorbonne) and Classics (Universities of Paris 4 La Sorbonne). In 2002-2003 she was a Visiting Student at the Harvard University Department of Governement, with a fellowship from the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Helène is coordinating the ANR research project "MobGlob – Global Mobility and Migration Governance" (ANR 2012) with Catherine Wihtol de Wenden.

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- Migrations
- Asylum, Exile
- Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa
- Global Governance of Mobility
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Main Publications

- « Les 'émergents' et les transformations de la gouvernance globale », dossier sous la responsabilité de Hélène Thiollet, Critique internationale, 2012, n°56, pp. 5-74.

- « Migration as Diplomacy: Labor migrants, refugees, and Arab regional politics in the oil-rich countries », International Labor and Working Class, History 79, 2011, n° 1, pp. 103–121.

- « Nationalisme d'Etat et nationalisme ordinaire en Arabie saoudite : la nation saoudienne et ses immigrés », Raisons politiques, 2010, n° 37, pp. 89-102.

- « La mobilité dans la Corne de l'Afrique : entre urgence humanitaire et contrainte sécuritaire », Migrations société, 2009, Vol. 21, n°121, pp. 75-88.

- « L’invention de la contestation par les forums et les sommets: naissance d’un espace public mondial ? » avec Cécilia Baeza et Laurent Bonnefoy, Raisons Politiques, août 2005, pp. 25-43.

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