Erica Righard is a professor of social work. She is assistant head of department with responsibility for research and research education at the Department of Social Work and a research fellow at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM). She is also a member of the Institute for Urban Research (IUR) and of the research milieu Studies in Housing and Welfare (Studier i bostad och välfärd, SBV) at Malmö University. Her research is multidisciplinary and mainly concerns the intersection of international migration and social work/policy/protection in a broad sense and at varying societal levels.