Marina Blagaić Bergman, PhD, is a research associate at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research in Zagreb, Croatia. She gained her doctorate in 2014 in the interdisciplinary field of Island Studies with a thesis on the influence of the economy on the lives of islanders on the Adriatic Island of Šolta during the 20th and 21st centuries (Postgraduate Doctoral Studies in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb). Apart from conducting ethnographic research on islands with the aim of contributing to Island Studies and island policies, she is also involved in projects within the fields of Anthropology of Migration, Urban Studies, Heritage Studies, and Anthropology of Food. She spent a year as a visiting researcher at the University of Helsinki (Department of Anthropology and Department of Gender Studies), where she participated in a project researching highly-skilled migrants’ experiences of professional integration in Finland. She is an editor in the journal Ethnologia Fennica and the director of the association Anatomy of Islands – Centre for Research and Development.