Jill Ahrens is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and a Research Associate in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. Previously she held a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Utrecht University, focusing on the mobilities of students and staff at international branch campuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). She has held other visiting positions at universities in Germany, Norway, Portugal and the UAE. She completed her PhD in Geography at the University of Sussex in 2019, for which she conducted research into the onward migrations of Nigerians towards, within and beyond Europe. Her broad research interests include youth, skills and employment; the interactions between integration and transnationalism; migration and development; and onward migration.
Russell King is Professor of Geography at the University of Sussex, UK, and Visiting Professor in Migration Studies at Malmö University, Sweden. Prior to moving to Sussex, he was Professor of Geography at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and Lecturer in Geography at the University of Leicester, UK. During his career he has developed research interests in most forms of migration, including directing major funded research projects on return migration to Southern Italy, contemporary Irish migration, international retirement migration to Southern Europe, Albanian migration, international student mobility, second-generation ‘return’ migration to Greece, and contemporary youth migration within Europe.