Metka Hercog is a research associate at the Department for Cultural Studies and European ethnology, University of Basel. She currently works as the Project lead for the FilmInd project – The Indian film industry as a driver of new socio-economic connections between India and Europe. Her research centres on highly skilled and talent mobilities, politics of mobility and migrants’ civic engagement. Before joining Basel University in 2014, she had worked as a principal investigator on a research project examining skilled Indian migration and development at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). She also worked at the University of Lausanne as the country coordinator for Switzerland on the project investigating mobility of Ph.D. doctorates in social science and in humanities. As a programme officer at the International Labour Organization (ILO), Dr Hercog worked on developing a standard methodology for assessing outcomes for migrant workers within bilateral migrant schemes. Dr Hercog received her M.Sc. degree in International Development Studies from Utrecht University (NL) and her Ph.D. degree in Public Policy from Maastricht University (NL).