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Uma perspetiva comparativa sobre a migração portuguesa
[Broad comparative perspective of Portuguese migration]
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 held via skype on November 12th, 2012, by Cláudia Pereira*,
revised for publication on September 2018.
Also available online here.


Series  OEm Conversations With 
Date  setembro de 2018
Pages  10
ISSN  2183-718X (online)
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMCW102018
Keywords  Portuguese emigration, Portuguese emigration to France, Portuguese emigration to Canada, women in emmigration, interdisciplinarity in migration studies.
Cite as  Pereira, Cláudia (2018), “Uma perspetiva comparativa sobre a migração portuguesa: entrevista com Caroline Brettell”, OEm Conversations With, 10, Lisboa, Observatório da Emigração, CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL. DOI 10.15847/CIESOEMCW102018


* Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal

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