Pieter Bevelander is professor in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) at MIM, Malmö Institute of Migration, Diversity and Welfare and a senior lecturer at the Department of Language, Migration and Society, Malmö University. His main research field is international migration and different aspects of immigrant integration. He has a doctorate in economic history and wrote his thesis (2000) on the employment integration of immigrants in Sweden in the period 1970–1995. A number of his publications include the labour market situation of immigrants in a regional setting and the effects of labour market policy measures directed towards immigrants in Sweden. His research topics include also the labour market integration of men and women in the Netherlands, the ascension to citizenship of immigrants in the Netherlands and a comparison of ethnic social capital in Canada and the Netherlands. His latest research includes the socioeconomic and political impacts (voting behavior) of citizenship ascension of immigrants and minorities in host societies and the attitudes of the native population on immigrants and other minority groups. He has reviewed for a wide range of international journals and has published in a number of international journals like International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies and International Migration. His recent books include the co-edited volumes with Don DeVoretz The Economics of Citizenship, (2008), with Mirjam Hagström and Sofia Rönnqvist Resettled and Included? The Employment Integration of Resettled Refugees in Sweden (2009) and with Christian Fernandez and Anders Hellström Vägar till medborgarskap (2011).