Dr Md Mizanur Rahman is a research associate professor and graduate faculty of Gulf Studies Center, College of Arts and Science, Qatar University. Dr Rahman is a sociologist by training, working on labour migration, transnationalism, immigrant businesses, migration and development, gender and migration, and other related topics of the South-South migration with a focus on the Arab Gulf states, Southeast Asia and South Asia. Before joining Qatar University, Dr Rahman was an Associate Professor at Universiti Brunei Darussalam and a Senior Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore. He was a member of Migration Research Leaders Syndicate for the 2018 Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, formed and spearheaded by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – the UN Migration Agency – based in Geneva. Dr Rahman is editor of Springer Nature’s Gulf Studies book series and sits on a number of editorial boards of international journals.