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 held in Lisbon, February 9th, 2011, by Cláudia Pereira*,
revised for publication on October 2016.
Online version available here.
Series OEm Conversations With
Date October 2016
ISSN 2183-718X (Online)
DOI 10.15847 / CIESOEMCW052016
Keywords Emigration, return, community, ethnicity
Cite as Pereira, Cláudia (2016), “O mito das comunidades portuguesas: entrevista com Paulo Filipe Monteiro”, OEm Conversations With, 5, Lisboa, Observatório da Emigração, CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL. DOI 10.15847/CIESOEMCW052016
* Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal