Danièle Joly is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, Associate researcher at the College d’études mondiales (MSH-Paris) and Associate researcher at the CADIS-EHESS (Paris) and at the IFRI (Paris). She has completed a European Commission Marie Curie Fellowship at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (CADIS), conducting research on Muslim women political participation in Europe. In 2011-2012, she was Resident researcher at the Institut d’Etudes Avancées-Paris. Prior to that and from 1998, she was director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations at the University of Warwick. She obtained a Licence es Lettres from the University of Nanterre and a Master’s degree in Industrial relations from the University of La Sorbonne. She gained a PhD from the University of Aston and a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Warwick. Her publications include L’Emeute (2007), Muslims in Prison (2005), Blacks and Britannity (2001), Haven or Hell: Asylum Policy and Refugees in Europe (1996), Britannia’s Crescent: Making a Place for Muslims in British Society (1995), Refugees: Asylum in Europe (1992), The French Communist Party and the Algerian War (1991) and with Khursheed Wadia, Muslim women and power: civic and political engagement in west European societies (forthcoming Palgrave MacMillan). She is editor of International Migration in the new Millenium (2004), Global Changes in Asylum Regimes (2002). She has directed a good number of European Commission and other international collaborative research projects. Her areas of expertise include Muslims in Europe, refugees and asylum policy in Europe, ethnic relations and integration. She is also leading research projects on Muslim women in Europe and on women rights in Kurdistan-Iraq.