Jørgen Carling is Research Professor of migration and transnationalism studies at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and holds a PhD in human geography. His research addresses a broad range of themes including migration theory, migration management, migrant smuggling, migrant remittances, and the links between migration and development. Among his most influential work is the analysis of aspiration and ability in international migration, and the associated phenomenon of involuntary immobility. He currently leads the H2020 project Aligning Migration Management and the Migration–Development Nexus (MIGNEX) and the ERC Consolidator Grant project Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI). He has published more than fifty scientific articles, book chapters and reports, and serves on the editorial board of International Migration, the International Migration Review and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford (2005), the National University of Singapore (2010), and the University of Maastricht and UNU-MERIT United Nations University (2016).