Dr. Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi

Email: evangelia.tsourdi@EUI.eu

 

 

Bio:

Lilian is a Departmental Lecturer of International Human Rights and Refugee Law at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, and a visiting professor at Sciences Po Paris. She is also a member of the coordination team of the Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe, the ‘Odysseus Network’, and co-edits the Network’s blog ‘EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy’. She obtained her PhD from the Law Faculty and the Institute for European Studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Lilian was previously a Max Weber Fellow at the Law Faculty of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence; a researcher at the Migration Policy Centre of the EUI, the Institute for European Studies of the ULB, and the Centre Charles De Visscher for International and European Law of UC Louvain; as well as an advisor for a Member of the European Parliament.  

Lilian’s expertise lies in EU, Public International, Human Rights, and Public Law. Her research focuses on the administrative governance of the EU asylum policy, and EU funding in selected policy areas. She has published her research widely in important publishing houses and journals (e.g. Human Rights Law Review, Common Market Law Review, and Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law), and has co-edited two books: Exploring the boundaries of refugee law: current protection challenges (with J.P. Gaucci and M. Giuffré, Brill 2015) and Research Handbook on EU Migration and Asylum Law (with P. De Bruycker, Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2019).

Lilian regularly undertakes consultancy for EU institutions and international and non-governmental organisations, and has contributed to the EASO Training Curriculum as a member of the EASO Reference Group on behalf of the Odysseus Academic Network. Upon invitation, she has given numerous lectures and policy presentations (e.g. EUI, NYU Florence, KU Leuven, International Association of Refugee Law judges, European Commission Contact Group Meeting, UNHCR Global Consultations). 

 

Publications/recent projects:

  • E. Tsourdi, (with P. De Bruycker) (eds), Research Handbook on EU Migration and Asylum Law (Edward Elgar, under contract, forthcoming 2019)
  • E. Tsourdi, (with D. Thym) (eds), Special Issue: ‘Searching for Solidarity in EU Asylum and Border Policies’ (2017) 24(5) Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
  • E. Tsourdi, (with P. De Bruycker) (eds), Special Issue: ‘The Challenge of Detention to Refugee Protection’ (2016) 35(1) Refugee Survey Quarterly
  • E. Tsourdi (ed.), (with J.P. Gaucci & M.Giuffré), Exploring the boundaries of refugee law: current protection challenges, Brill/Martinus Nijhoff (2015)