Dr. Almamy Sylla is a social anthropologist, who earned his PhD from the Institut de Pédagogie Universitaire de Bamako (Mali, 2019). His doctoral research explored the experiences of Malian deportees sent back from Libya and Ivory Coast. Currently, Sylla is Senior Lecturer (Maître Assistant) at the Université des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Bamako (ULSHB), Mali. His ongoing research in Mali is on forced migration, return migration, migration soft infrastructures in Mali, as well as gender and social innovations. Dr Sylla as published several articles in Anthropology and development, Geopolitics, Peripherie, and Comparative Migration Studies.