Godfried Engbersen is Professor of Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2007 he was elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. He is also Research Director of the Sociology Department at Erasmus University. His current research activities focus on irregular migration, the relationship between restrictive migration regimes and crime, and local and transnational citizenship. In 2014 he was appointed member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), a high-level advisory body to the government of the Netherlands.