Gioconda Herrera obtained her Ph.D in Sociology at Columbia University, USA. Since 1997 she is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences at FLACSO, Ecuador. Her researches look at the link between globalization and social inequalities with a special focus on the study of international migrations in South America. She has written extensively on gender, migration and development in different migration corridors. Currently her main research interests focus on migrants responses to deportation policies and life after deportation among Ecuadorian indigenous migrants and on migrant survival strategies among Venezuelan migrants in South America, particularly women and children.
Carmen Gómez obtained her Ph.D in Sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales de Paris, France, 2010. She is Full Professor of the Department of Sociology and Gender Studies at FLACSO, Ecuador. Her works are inserted in the line of sociology of globalization, social inequalities and international migrations. Her main research and publications revolve around two fields of study that are approached from critical perspectives: asylum/refugee and forced displacement; and studies on skilled migrations. These areas of research interest include diverse geographies: Latin America, Maghreb and Middle East.