Ludger Pries is Professor of Sociology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He taught and did research in Brazil, Mexico, Spain and the USA. Main fields of research are Sociology of Organisations, Work and Labour Regulation, migration in international
comparison, transnationalisation, transnational migration and processes of social incorporation. He was/is member of editorial boards of five scientific journals and is Deputy President of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR). Recent books include Cross-border Staff Mobility. German and Mexican Profit- and Non-Profit-Organisations between Centre-Periphery and Transnationalization (2014, Houndmills: Palgrave), Shifting Boundaries of Belonging and New Migration Dynamics in Europe and China (2013, New York: Palgrave), Cross-Border Migrant Organisations in Comparative Perspective (2012, Houndmills: Palgrave).