Thomas Faist is a professor of Transnational, Migration and Development Sociology at Bielefeld University in Germany. He directs the Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development (COMCAD). Thomas Faist has contributed to ongoing debates about citizenship, transnationality, migration and social policy in Europe and beyond. He has authored and co-authored numerous books including The Transnationalized Social Question: Migration and the Politics of Social Inequalities in the Twenty-First Century (2019), Disentangling Migration and Climate Change (2016), Transnational Migration (2013), as well as Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007), and Dual Citizenship in Europe (2007).
Duval Fernandes is a professor at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, a researcher at the Research Center for Economic Sociology and Organizations (Socius), at the School of Economics and Management (ISEG-UL) of the University of Lisbon, and a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, inserted in the graduate program in geography and in the department of economics. He has experience in the area of demography, with emphasis on mortality and international migrations.
Sónia Ferreira is a professor at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the New University of Lisbon (NOVA-FCSH), and a researcher at the Center for Research Network in Anthropology (CRIA) where she co-coordinates the research group Circulation and production of places, and at the Unité de Recherche Migrations et Société (University of Paris) where he co-coordinates the working group Migrations dans les mondes lusophones: identités, altérités et circulations. She is currently participating in the project (Re)Contar o império: narrativas pós-coloniais e produção mediática na “diáspora” portuguesa e cabo-verdiana, and coordinates, since 2019, the European project #ECOS. Exílios, contrariar o silêncio: memórias, objetos e narrativas de tempos incertos.
Diplomat of career, with degree in history, Fernando Figueirinhas was the general-consul in London.
Giuseppe Formato is a Senior Lecturer at Lesley University (USA), where he teaches Portuguese, Italian and Cinema. In 2018, he obtained his PhD in Educational Studies: Adult Learning and Development with a thesis on The Impact of Language Variety and Motivation on Language Acquisition in Adult Heritage Learners of Portuguese. He was a Camões Fellow at the Consulate General of Portugal in Boston where he worked on projects to disseminate the Portuguese language. He is also a visiting researcher at CIES-Iscte where he is developing a post-doc research project on Heritage Learners' Portuguese. An exploration of Language Attitudes in the Portuguese-Speaking Diaspora of Southeastern New England.
Alan Gamlen is professor of geography at Monash University, Melbourne, and a research fellow at the Centre for Migration, Politics and Society at Oxford University. He was formerly director of the Australian Centre for Population and Migration Research. He is the author of Human geopolitics: states, emigrants and the rise of diaspora institutions (Oxford University Press, 2019), winning book of the Distinguished Book Award for Best Book on Ethnicity and Migration, da International Studies Association.
Andrew Geddes is a Professor of Migration Studies and the Director of the Migration Policy Centre. During his career, he has led and participated in a number of major projects on aspects of international migration working with a wide range of academic and non-academic partners. For the period 2014-19 he was awarded an Advanced Investigator Grant by the European Research Council for a project on the drivers of global migration governance. He has published extensively on global migration, with a particular focus on policy-making and the politics of migration and on regional cooperation and integration. Recent publications include The Politics of Migration and Immigration in Europe, The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance, and A Rising Tide? The Salience of Immigration and the Rise of Anti-Immigration Political Parties in Western Europe.
The movement of Portuguese from Mozambique and Angola to South Africa[O movimento de portugueses de Moçambique e de Angola para África do Sul]
Pamila Gupta holds a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University, USA. Her academic career included, at the level of masters and degrees, the fields of anthropology, history, international relations and economics, always in North American universities. She moved to South Africa and is currently a professor in the department of anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand and a postdoctoral researcher at Wiser, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research at the same university. +