Before entering Australian academia in 1997, Val Colic-Peisker worked as a teacher, journalist, free-lance author, translator, interpreter, radio producer and presenter. Val’s (inter)disciplinary background is in political science (BA, MA), women’s studies (MPhil) and sociology (PhD, 2001). Her central research interests are in the interdisciplinary, overlapping areas of migration, ethnic relations and urban studies. Her research interests include global mobility, urban diversity, migration, ethnicity and class, racism, migrants in housing and labour markets and refugee settlement in Western countries. Val’s research expertise spans quantitative and qualitative methods. Her research projects and consultancies have included interdisciplinary collaborations with economists, psychologists, linguists and social and urban geographers. Val’s publication record includes five books, 40 refereed journal articles and numerous research reports, book chapters, encyclopedia entries and other research outputs. Her articles appear in Sociology, Journal of Sociology, International Migration Review, Urban Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Global Networks, Journal of Refugee Studies and elsewhere.