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Malheiros, Jorge
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.
Marques, José Carlos
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.
Matos, Izilda
Izilda Matos has a PhD in history, and Portuguese immigration in Brazil is the central theme of her research, in which gender, political, economic, and anthropological perspectives have been articulated. She is currently a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP), Brazil.
McNeil, Rob
Rob McNeil is a research fellow at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. He was a member of the founding team of the Migration Observatory in 2011 and is currently Deputy Director and Communications Director of the Observatory, responsible for public relations strategy, parliamentary and community outreach, and news and commentary work. His interests focus, among others, on the relationship between migration and the media, the social environments from which news and narratives about migration and migrants emerge, and how the media debate affects migration policy decisions.
Meshelemiah, Jacquelyn
Jacquelyn C. A. Meshelemiah is a professor of social work at Ohio State University, USA. She is the author and co-author of numerous publications, such as Human sex trafficking and Human rights perspectives in social work education and practice. Her main research interests focus on social justice, human rights and anti-trafficking work. She conducts comparative analysis of human trafficking in Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, England, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and the USA.
Moniz, Miguel
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.
Monteiro, Paulo Filipe
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.
Moura, Fernando
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.
Padilla, Beatriz
Beatriz Padilla is a researcher at the Center for Research and Studies in Sociology of Iscte, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. Her academic career began in Argentina with a degree in political science and public administration from the National University of Cuyo, Argentina, then moved to the United States of America, where she received her PhD in sociology from the University of Illinois in 2001.
Peixoto, João
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.
Pereira, Cláudia
Cláudia Pereira is a professor at Iscte, University Institute of Lisbon, a researcher at the Center for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-Iscte), and executive coordinator of the Emigration Observatory. In 2012, she started a post-doctoral project in sociology on the relationship between the financial crisis and qualified Portuguese emigration to London, in particular nurses. She was secretary of state for integration and migration between 2019 and 2022. Her research interests include emigration and immigration, labour trafficking and skilled migration. Among other publications, he co-organized the open access book New and old routes of Portuguese emigration: uncertain futures at the periphery of Europe.
Pereira, Victor
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. +
Pereira, Miriam Halpern
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.

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