Birte Siim is Professor at the Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark, where she has been responsible for Gender Research and Danish EU teams on European studies of citizenship, gender equality, nationalism, and diversity. Siim co-edited Negotiating Gender and Diversity in the European Public Sphere (2013).
Anna Krasteva is Professor of Political Sciences, Founder and Director of CERMES (Centre for Refugees, Migration and Ethnic Studies) at the New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria. She co-edited Recent Social Trends in Bulgaria (2000). She is editor-in-chief of the international journal Southeastern Europe.Aino Saarinen is Senior Researcher Emerita at Aleksanteri Institute, Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland, where she has been responsible for Nordic-Russian projects and Finnish-EU teams focusing on agency and gender violence, and migration. Saarinen co-edited Women and Transformation in Russia (2014).