Elisa Brey is a postdoctoral researcher and a project manager at University Complutense of Madrid. She is a member of the Group for Studies on International Migration (GEMI) and she is associated with the Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège. She has been a visiting researcher at University of Warwick (United Kingdom), 2007, and Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Chile), 2012. Her PhD (2016) introduced a typology on the experiences of migrants in the metropolitan region of Madrid, considering their access to regular documentation, work and housing, in times of economic crisis. At the moment, she is working on transitions from temporary to permanent migration in Spain, in the framework of an FP7 Project.