Graduate Student Paper Prize

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Gerasimos Tsourapas (Recipient)

Gerasimos Tsourapas won the 2015 Graduate Student Paper Prize of the Middle East Studies Association for his paper “Labour Emigration and State Strength during the Arab Cold War.” The Prize Committee, headed by Professor Ellen Fleischmann, noted that “Tsourapas manages to mine a diverse range of primary and secondary data on a topic that is defined as a ‘security issue’ by state elites. The paper makes a significant contribution to scholarship on the Middle East and labor migration, and convincingly demonstrates the centrality of labor migration in analyses of intra-Arab politics of the Arab Cold War.”
Awarded date2015
Granting OrganisationsMiddle East Studies Association