Marta Bivand Erdal is a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Marta is a Human Geographer and her current projects involve research in Pakistan and in the Philippines, as well as in Norway and Poland. She combines research on migration and transnational practices, especially remittances and return mobilities, with research on different aspects of living together in culturally and religiously diverse societies. Through these intersecting themes, her research focuses on the interactions of migrant transnationalism and integration, and on the impacts of migration in both emigration and immigration societies. Her research is based on qualitative methods, using semi-structured interviews and focus groups. She currently leads two projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, Negotiating the nation: implications of ethnic and religious diversity for national identity and Governing and experiencing citizenship in multicultural Scandinavia, and conducts research on several other projects. Marta has published among other in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Migration, International Migration Review, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Global Networks, and Population, Space and Place, and has edited special issues among other in Social Identities and Comparative Migration Studies. Marta was Visiting Research Fellow at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex (2015).