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Have the Portuguese and the former colonies overcome their colonial past?
Lisa Åkesson
Lisa Åkesson is a professor in social anthropology at the Department of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg. Through various research projects in the field of migration and diversity, she has gained long-term experience of ethnographic fieldwork in Cabo Verde, Angola, Mozambique and Sweden. She lectures and participates in public debates on issues related to international migration and diversity. Her research interests include different perspectives on migration, such as everyday diversity practices, postcolonial north-south migration and various aspects of transnational migration.


Interview conducted via Zoom, on January 9, 2023, by Inês Vidigal*,
revised for publication in January 2023.
Also available in online version here.


Series  OEm Conversations With 
Date  February 2023
Pages  8
ISSN  2183-718X (online)
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMCW322023
Keywords  postcolonial migration, north-south migration, Portuguese emigration, Angola, Mozambique.
Cite as  Vidigal, Inês (2023), “Have the portuguese and the former colonies overcome their colonial past? Interview with Lisa Åkesson”, OEm Conversations With, 32, Observatório da Emigração, CIES, Iscte, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. DOI: 10.15847/CIESOEMCW322023


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


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