Russell King is Professor of Geography at the University of Sussex, where he founded and directed the Sussex Centre for Migration Research. During 2012-13 he was Willy Brandt Guest Professor in Migration Studies at Malmö University. He has long-standing and wide- ranging research interests in the interdisciplinary field of migration studies, including theorizing migration in its various forms, and empirical studies on labour migration, international retirement migration, student migration, return migration, diasporas, and the relationship between migration and development. Most of his field research has been carried out in Southern Europe and the Balkans. Amongst his recent books have been Counter- Diaspora: The Greek Second Generation Returns ‘Home’ (Harvard University Press, 2015, joint with Anastasia Christou), Remittances, Gender and Development (I.B. Tauris, 2011, joint with Julie Vullnetari), and Out of Albania (Berghahn, 2008, joint with Nicola Mai). From 2000 to 2013 he was the editor of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.