Franck Duvell, PhD, is senior researcher at Osnabruck University, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (since 2020). Previously, he was head of the migration department at the German Centre for Integration and Migration Research, Berlin (2018-2020). From 2013 to 2018), he was associate professor and senior researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford. He has over 25 years of experience in conducting and leading research, analysis and policy advice. He is an expert on international migration and in particular irregular, transit and forced migration, migration governance and international relations in the field of migration, notably in the periphery of the EU. Franck also worked for the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, German Development Agency GIZ, SEO Amsterdam Economics, Nicolaas Witsen Foundation, University of Exeter and University of Bremen and did consultancies for the International Organization for Migration, and OSCE and provided evidence to the EU Council, Council of Europe, British parliament, Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management and many others. He conducted more than 25 research projects and has published 10 books and over 60 research articles in internationally renowned journals.