Elaine Acosta is a sociologist with a Ph.D. in International and Intercultural Studies from Deusto University, Bilbao. She has served as chair of the M.A. Program in Sociology at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Chile (2013-2016) and as director of the Certificate Program in Society and Humanism (2009-2016) offered by Alberto Hurtado University in Chile and Centro Fray Bartolomé de las Casas in La Habana, Cuba. Her research areas include care work, international migration, aging, childhood, and welfare policies. She is committed to research from a gender and rights-based perspective. Professor Acosta has conducted studies for international agencies (IOM, IADB, UNICEF, UNDP) and served as consultant for several governmental offices in Chile. She is currently co-director of the Interdisciplinary Research Program on Care Work, Family and Welfare (www.cuifabi.com) and member of the Care, Gender, and Citizenship Studies Network (ESOMI-Spain). Among her latest publications is her book Cuidados en crisis y mujeres migrantes hacia España y Chile. Dan más de lo que reciben (University of Deusto and Alberto Hurtado University Press, Bilbao, 2015).