Shreya Bhat is pursuing a PhD in Comparative Gender Studies at the Central European University. Her research focuses on the economic dimension of transnational migration of women from Nigeria to Italy and Austria, studied in relation to their households. She employs the combined strength of multi-sited ethnography and oral history to conduct this inquiry. Broadly, her research interests include transnationalism, gender and migration, irregular migration from West Africa, migration development nexus, and bordering practices and migration governance along the Central Mediterranean route. In the past, she has worked with migrant sex workers, non-governmental organisations and community based organisations in India in the capacity of a social worker.