Eiko Thielemann is an Associate Professor in Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government and the European Institute at the LSE, where is also Director of the LSE Migration Studies Unit. He is a Global Associate Professor at NYU-London and board member of the Journal of Refugee Studies.
Thielemann completed his BSc in International Relations at the LSE in 1995 and went on to obtain an MPhil in European Studies as well as a PhD on EU Policy-Making and German Federalism at the University of Cambridge before becoming a faculty ember at the LSE in 2000. Since then he has also held research and teaching positions at other institutions, including the University of Cambridge, the Australian National University, the University of California San Diego and the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Thielemann has worked as an advisor for both the European Commission and the European Parliament.
Thielemann’s research focuses on the EU and Comparative European policy, in particular multi-level governance, regionalism and devolution, regional and state aid policy, and asylum and immigration. He has published on work on migrants and minorities in Europe, including the evolution and effectiveness of asylum policy amongst others. Thielemann has been a guest-editor of the Journal of Common Market Studies and Journal of Refugee Studies. Currently he is working on projects including a monograph on ‘EU Policy Making’, a special issue for the Journal of Refugee Studies and an edited volume on ‘EU Burden Sharing’.