Sarah van Walsum is senior researcher in Migration Law at the VU University, Amsterdam. She has published widely on transnational family relations, family migration law and women and immigration law. Together with Thomas Spijkerboer she edited the volume: Women and Immigration Law. New variations on classical feminist themes (London: Routledge-Cavendish, 2007). She is presently doing research on the position of migrant domestic workers in the Netherlands.