Gracia Liu-Farrer (Ph.D. Sociology, University of Chicago), is professor of sociology at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, and Director of Institute of Asian Migration at Waseda University, Japan. Her research examines immigrants’ economic, social and political practices in Japan, and the global mobility of students and professional migrants. Currently she investigates how the globalizing labor market restructure migrants’ careers as well as redefine the meanings of work, and how firms in Japan and Germany deal with the increase of mobile workers. She has authored the monograph Labor Migration from China to Japan: International Students, Transnational Migrants (Routledge) and many book chapters and journal articles. She is the co-edited of the Routledge Handbook of Asian Migrations(with Brenda Yeoh).