Sergio Carciotto is a migration specialist who consults independently on migration, displacement and refugee rights. He holds a PhD degree in Development Studies from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He also has a MA Degree in Migration Studies and Refugee Rights from the University of Rome and a MA Degree in Development Studies from the university of the Western Cape. His research interests include migration policies, migrant networks and livelihoods and the link between migration and citizenship. Sergio serves as the journal editor of the African Human Mobility Review and has published in national and international migration journals. He also previously worked as a protection associate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.