Thomas Lacroix is deputy director of Migrinter, university of Poitiers. He is CNRS research fellow in geography, research associate at the International Migrinter Institute at Oxford University and associate editor of Migration Studies. His work focuses on transnational associations of migrants with a specific interest in North Africa. His forthcoming book (dec. 2015) at Palgrave MacMillan is titled "Hometown Transnationalism. Long Distance Villageness among North Africans and Indian Punjabis"