Monica Laura Vazquez Maggio is an associate professor in the Faculty of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and member of the National Society of Researchers (SNI – Sistema Nacional de Investigadores) in Mexico. Her doctoral studies were completed at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 2013 and before that she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with high distinction (mención honorífica) from the Faculty of Economics at UNAM, Mexico in 2006. Laura’s past work has mostly been interdisciplinary, spanning the fields of economics, health economics, development, and social science. Her research mainly focuses on migration, globalisation, and the mobility of middle classes. Currently Laura is working on a research project looking at the Mexican middle-class professional migrants in the United States of America. Among her major publications are: ‘Cambio estructural y migración. El caso de México’ (with Leonardo Lomelí Vanegas), in EconomíaUNAM, vol. 13, no. 39, septiembre-diciembre, 2016, pp. 3-25; ‘From “Latin Americans” to Country-based Distinctions: A Case Study of the Migratory Motivations and Adaptation Experiences of Mexicans in Australia’ in Kath, Elizabeth (Ed), Australian-Latin American Relations: New Links in A Change in Global Landscape, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 35-66; Angus Deaton’s book review, ‘The great escape: Health, wealth and the origins of inequality’ (FCE 2015), published in Investigación Económica, vol. LXXIV, no. 294, October-December, 2015, pp. 173-178; ‘Friendship, humour and non-native language: Emotions and experiences of professional migrants to Australia’ (with Harriet Westcott), in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2015, pp. 1-13; ‘Researchers’ reflections of empathy following interviews with migrants’ (with Harriet Westcott), Qualitative Research Journal, vol. 14, no. 3, 2014, pp. 214-227.