Nicole Ostrand is a doctoral candidate in Migration Studies at the University of Sussex. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and a master’s degree in Human Rights from Mahidol University, Thailand. Her research interests include immigration policy (especially extraterritorial policy), migration-related detention and the rights of migrants, refugees and stateless persons. Her doctoral research focuses on the UK’s extraterritorial immigration policies in France, the US, Thailand and Ghana.Nicole received the Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship (District 6220) for the academic year 2015/16. Prior to joining Sussex University, she worked as a consultant at the Centre for Migration Studies of New York (2014) and was a research coordinator in Thailand for the ‘Strengthening Human Rights Protection for the Rohingya’ project (2012 to 2014). She also lived in India and worked as a programme coordinator for a small non-governmental organization that supports women and children in Sarnath, Varanasi.