Julia Reinold is a postdoctoral researcher at Studio Europa Maastricht and a member of the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE). Her current research examines social categorisations in the field of migration and how they impact migrants’ lives and opportunities. For her PhD with United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) and Maastricht University’s Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM), Julia examined the motivations of highly educated migrants to move to and remain in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. Prior to starting her PhD, she worked as a research officer for UNU-MERIT’s Migration Group. In this position, Julia contributed to various research projects commissioned by European Union institutions, as well as international and development organisations.