José Carlos Marques holds a PhD in Sociology. He is a Professor at Polythecnic Institute of Leiria and researcher at CICS.NOVA, Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (unit Leiria). Areas of interests are: Portuguese migration flows, Portuguese diaspora, migrant’s integration, migrants’ transnational practices, migration policies, and highly skilled migration. His recent projects are on current Portuguese emigration flows, on discrimination practices in the labour market, and on emigrant engagement practices and policies. Research Interests: International Migrations. Portuguese Migrations. Highly-skilled Migrations. Migration Policies.