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OEm Conversations With
OEm Conversations With is a periodic publication of interviews with experts on international migration and, in particular, on Portuguese emigration. In each issue is presented the carried discussion about the biography and the work of the interviewee. The aim is, therefore, to promote knowledge about the state of art and reflection on migration in general and, on Portuguese emigration in particular, in terms that are accessible to all those interested in the issues addressed.

Coordination  Carlota Moura Veiga
Periodicity  Four-monthly
ISSN  2183-718X (online)

Interview with Pamila Gupta
Pamila Gupta is na Associate Professor at WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a PhD in Socio-cultural Anthropology from Columbia University. Her research explores Lusophone (post)colonial links and legacies in India and Africa. She has published in Interventions, the South African Historical Journal, African Studies, Critical Arts, the Journal of Asian and African Studies, Ler História, Ecologie & Politique, and Public Culture, and is the co-editor of Eyes Across the Water: Navigating the Indian Ocean with Isabel Hofmeyr and Michael Pearson (UNISA, 2010). Her monograph entitled The Relic State: St. Francis Xavier and the Politics of Ritual in Portuguese India was published in 2014 by Manchester University Press. Her newest collection of essays entitled Portuguese Decolonization in the Indian Ocean World: History and Ethnography was published by Bloomsbury Press in 2018. +
Interview with Caroline Brettell
With a PhD in anthropology from Brown University, USA, Caroline Brettell also did the Master of Arts. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies from Yale University. In 2009 she was named University Distinguished Professor of Southern Methodist University, USA, where she teaches. She is the director of the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute. Her main research interests are centered on migration, the intersection between anthropology and history, historical demography, gender and transnationalism. Since the 1970’s she has been developing fieldwork among Portuguese emigrants in Canada, France, the USA and in Minho, among their families, in this case to analyze the impacts of emigration in the country of origin. +
Interview with José Carlos Marques
José Carlos Marques, Ph.D. in Sociology by the University of Coimbra, is a professor at the School of Education and Social Sciences of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and researcher at the CES and in the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His research interests have focused on contemporary Portuguese emigration, migration policy, Portuguese immigration flows, highly skilled migration and the integration of immigrants in the Portuguese society. +
Interview with Dulce Maria Scott
Dulce Maria Scott was born in São Miguel, Azores, and migrated to the United States at the age of 18. She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and political science from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She later completed a master's degree in political science and a PhD in sociology from Brown University, Rhode Island. She is currently a professor at Anderson University, Indiana, and a researcher at the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, at the Rhode Island College. She is the founder of the scientific journal Interdisciplinary Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies. Her research interests include immigration, ethnicity and race in America and her most recent studies have focused the Lusodescendants. +
Interview with Marcelo Borges
Marcelo Borges was born in Argentina. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University, New Jersey (USA), where he studied the Portuguese emigration to Argentina, particularly from the Algarve, between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. He is an associate professor of history at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (USA), and his research interests are the history of Latin America, transatlantic migrations to the Americas, the history of Portuguese migration and oral history and memory. +
Interview with Jorge Malheiros
Jorge Malheiros is a geographer and a researcher at the Center for Geographical Studies of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning at the University of Lisbon, where he is also an associate professor, teaching subjects in the field of theory and methodologies of geography, social geography, migration and geopolitics. In addition to other institutional functions, Jorge Malheiros is a Portuguese correspondent of OECD. In this interview, the researcher tells us about his personal and academic trajectory, with special emphasis on the work carried out in the area of international migration and social and spatial segregation. It also discusses its collaboration in the REMIGR project on Portuguese emigration. +
Interview with Paulo Filipe Monteiro
Paulo Filipe Monteiro holds a degree in Sociology from the ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon. While student in 1980´s, he began to research on the emigration from villages in Serra da Lousã (Portugal) to the USA. He developed later the topic of the Portuguese emigration, but from the perspective of the destination country, namely in Connecticut, USA. Paulo Monteiro is the author of many books, including Luso-Americanos no Connecticut. Questões de Etnicidade e de Comunidade [Portuguese-Americans in Connecticut. Issues of Ethnicity and Community] and Emigração. O Eterno Mito do Retorno [Emigration. The Eternal Myth of Return] . He holds a PhD in Communication Sciences from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he teaches drama, cinema and fiction. +
Interview with João Peixoto
João Peixoto is Full Professor at ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon School of Economics & Management). He belongs to the Research Centre in Economic and Organizational Sociology (SOCIUS/CSG). His main research interests are international migration, demography and economic sociology. Within the conversation with João Peixoto we discussed how all along his academic studies the Portuguese emigration was a constant focal interest. In a detailed way he tells us about the REMIGR project, which gave rise to a published book in April 2016, co-coordinated by him: Regresso ao Futuro. A Nova Emigração e a Sociedade Portuguesa (Return to the Future. The Portuguese Society and it’s New Emigration). +
Interview with Miriam Halpern Pereira
Miriam Halpern Pereira holds a Ph.D. in History by Sorbonne and is Professor Emeritus of History at ISCTE-IUL and Founding Director of Center for Studies in Modern and Contemporary History. One of her main research interests has been the Portuguese emigration, about which the interviewee wrote several papers and books, such as A Política Portuguesa de Emigração (1850-1930) [The Portuguese Politics of Emigration (1850-1930)]. Edited by José Vicente Serrão, Magda Avelar Pinheiro and Maria de Fátima Sá e Melo Ferreira, the book Desenvolvimento Económico e Mudança Social. Portugal nos Últimos Dois Séculos [Economic Development and Social Change. Portugal in the Last Two Centuries] was published in 2009 in honour of Miriam Halpern Pereira. +
Interview with Catherine Wihtol de Wenden
Catherine Wihtol de Wenden is a political scientist at Sciences Po and a researcher at the CNRS. Her work deals with the relations between migration and politics. In this interview she talks about her comparative research on the evolution of migration flows and policies in Europe and in the world. Catherine Wihtol de Wenden proposes a new reading of the current crisis of migrants and refugees, showing the contradictions of border control policies. +
Marie-Christine Volovitch-Tavares
Marie Christine Volovitch-Tavares is a historian. Since the 1990s, she has worked on Portuguese immigration in France. Author of the book Portugais à Champigny, le temps des baraques, her research focuses on topics as varied as the bidonvilles of the 1960s, political exiles, or the role of the Catholic religion in the Portuguese integration. From 2003 to 2007 she was a member of the committee of historians who participated in the creation of the Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration (CNHI-France). +
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