Franck Düvell, PhD, is a social scientist. Since 2014 he is Associate Professor and since 2006, Senior Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford and Senior member of the Common Room of St. Antony’s College, Oxford. Previously, he was a contract senior researcher at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) (2009-12), lecturer in Sociology, Political science and Geography at the University of Bremen, Germany (2004-8), Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert-Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence (2003-4) and research fellow at the University of Exeter (1998-2003). He is also convener of the Turkey Migration Studies network (TurkMiS) and member of the steering committee of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX). His research focuses on European and international migration, in particular irregular migration, and migration politics; he recently conducted two studies on migration and governance in Turkey, resp. the Mediterranean. He has published nine books, four special issues, around 40 journal articles and many book chapters, such as ‘The migration transition of Turkey’ (Insight Turkey 2014), ‘Transit Migration’ (AUP 2014), ‘Internationale und europäische Migration’ (Lit 2006), ‘Illegal Immigration in Europe’ (Palgrave 2006), ‘Migration. Boundaries of equality and justice’ (Polity 2003, with Bill Jordan) and ‘Irregular migration’ (Edward Elgar, with Bill Jordan).