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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, Jorge Malheiros 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 his collaboration in the REMIGR project on Portuguese emigration.
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 Izilda Matos
The interviewee is a doctorate in history, with Portuguese immigration in Brazil being the central theme of her research, in which gender, political, economic and anthropological perspectives have been articulated. Izilda Matos is a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC / SP), Brazil.
Interview with Rob McNeil
Rob McNeil is a Researcher for COMPAS examining the social environments from which news stories and narratives about migration and migrants emerge; how media debate affects migration policy decisions (and vice versa); and how information gaps affect the way these issues are discussed. He lectures on migration and the media for the MSc in Migration Studies. Rob is also the Deputy Director and Head of Media and Communications at the Migration Observatory. He was part of the team who launched the Migration Observatory in 2011 and, since then, has been working to embed Migration Observatory analysis in public debates. He is responsible for public relations strategy, parliamentary and community outreach and news and commentary work. Rob is a former journalist and joined COMPAS in November 2010 after two years as the Media Director for the US environmental organisation Conservation International.
Interview with Jacquelyn Meshelemiah
Filmed interview with Dr. Jacquelyn C. A. Meshelemiah, a Licensed Social Worker (LSW). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW), Master of Social Work (MSW), and Doctorate (PhD) from the College of Social Work, of The Ohio State University, USA. Dr. Meshelemiah has taught numerous courses across the curricula, but now exclusively teaches Assessment & Diagnosis in Clinical Social Work Practice, as well as Human Trafficking. She is the author and co-author of numerous publications, such as “Human Sex Trafficking” and, her latest, “Human Rights Perspectives in Social Work Education and Practice”. Has also done a series of presentations and trainings at the university, local, national, and international levels. Her primary research agenda centers on social justice, human rights, and anti-trafficking work. She has a cross-comparative analysis of human trafficking in Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, England, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, and the United States.
Interview with Miguel Moniz
Miguel Moniz holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Brown University, USA, and has a background in literature and anthropology. As research interests he has been dedicated to the emigration and racial identity of Portuguese in the USA, religious rituals of Azorean emigrants, Portuguese deportees, return of emigrants and transnationalism, among others. He is currently a researcher at CRIA - Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia.
Interview with Paulo Filipe Monteiro
Paulo Filipe Monteiro holds a degree in Sociology from ISCTE. While a student, in the 1980s, as an end-of-course project, he began the study of emigration from the villages of the Lousã mountain to the USA. He continued, later, the investigation into Portuguese emigrants, then from the destination point, in Connecticut, USA. From this path came the book Emigração. O Eterno Mito do Retorno, as well as other publications, including Luso-Americanos no Connecticut. Questões de Etnicidade e de Comunidade. He holds a PhD in Communication Sciences from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he teaches drama, cinema and fiction. +
Interview with Fernando Moura
Fernando Moura holds a PhD in Language and Communication Sciences from the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and has a degree in Social Communication Sciences from the Universidade Nacional de Buenos Aires. His thesis, entitled " Construção da identidade de uma comunidade imigrante portuguesa na Argentina (Escobar) e a comunicação social", served as a motto for the present interview.
Interview with Beatriz Padilla
Beatriz Padilla is Argentinean and lives in Portugal. She is a researcher at CIES, ISCTE-IUL, and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois 2001. Her academic career began in Argentina, with a degree in Political Science and Public Administration at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina.
Interview with João Peixoto
João Peixoto is a sociologist and professor at ISEG, University of Lisbon. Researcher at the Center for Research in Economic and Organizational Sociology (SOCIUS / CSG), his fields of research and teaching are international migration, demography and economic sociology. In this interview, João Peixoto tells us how the study of Portuguese emigration accompanied his entire academic career. In detail, it gives an account of the origins, realization and implementation of the REMIGR project, which resulted in the book, published in April 2016 and in which it was a co-organizer, Regresso ao Futuro. A Nova Emigração e a Sociedade Portuguesa.
Interview with Cláudia Pereira
Cláudia Pereira has a doctorate and a degree in anthropology from ISCTE-IUL. Researcher at ISCTE-IUL, she is integrated in the Center for Research and Studies of Sociology. In 2012, she initiated a post-doctoral project in sociology on the relationship between the financial crisis and qualified Portuguese emigration to London, particularly nurses. She was executive coordinator of the Emigration Observatory from 2017 to 2019. She is currently the Secretary of State for Integration and Migration. Her current research interests include emigration and immigration, labour trafficking and skilled migration. Among other publications, he coorganized the open access book New and Old Routes of Portuguese Emigration. Uncertain Futures at the Periphery of Europe.
Interview with Victor Pereira
Victor Pereira holds a PhD in history from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris. He graduated in history from the University Rouen, France, where he also did his masters degree. Its research interests are contemporary Portuguese history and international migration, as well as the relationship between football and migration. He is currently an assistant professor of history at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, a professor of Portuguese history in the 20th century at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and a member of the editorial board of Lusotopie magazine. +

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