Ulrike Schuerkens studied at the Universities of Cologne (Germany) and Rennes (France). She has doctorates in both sociology, and social anthropology and ethnology, from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She received the diploma Habilitation à diriger des recherches from the University Paris V – René Descartes. Currently, she is senior lecturer at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France. She also taught as a lecturer at the University Lille 3 (France). She held visiting positions at the Universities Paris 1 and Paris V, Humboldt University Berlin (Germany), University of Cologne (Germany) and others. – Ulrike Schuerkens has served for many years in different functions as a member of the board of the Research Committee on Social Transformations and Sociology of Development, RC 09 of the International Sociological Association. She is presently the co-president of RC 09. – She is on the editorial board of several international journals. She has published extensively on globalization, glocalisation, socio-economic development, social change, transnational migrations, multiculturalism, and colonialism. Her latest monographs are Soziale Transformationen und Entwicklung(en) in einer globalisierten Welt (Juventa, 2014), Global Management, Local Resistances (ed., Routledge, 2014), The socio-economic Outcomes of the Global Financial Crisis (ed., Routledge, 2012), Globalization and Transformations of Social Inequality (ed., Routledge, 2010), Globalization and Transformations of Local Socio-Economic Practices (ed., Routledge, 2008), Transnational Migrations and Social Transformations (ed., Current Sociology, 53, 4, 2, 2005), Global Forces and Local Life-Worlds: Social Transformations (ed., Sage, 2004), Changement social sous régime colonial: Du Togo allemand aux Togo et Ghana indépendants (L’Harmattan, 2001), Transformationsprozesse in der Elfenbeinkueste und in Ghana (Lit, 2001).