I have a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex, where I also worked as an associate lecturer and tutor, until I joined DEV in July 2014. Before moving to Sussex I worked for several years as a professional researcher and consultant in academic and non-academic sectors in Portugal, including the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue in Lisbon. I have also worked continuously as a professional trainer in migration-related issues, in public and private non-profit organisations.
Migration: Anthropology of Development, Global Processes and Local Responses,
in International Encyclopedia of Anthropology : Anthropology Beyond Text.
(Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary)
Food Parcels in International Migration: Intimate Connections ,
ISBN 978-3-319-40372-4Full Text UEA Repository
Sending, Bringing, Consuming and Researching Food Parcels,
in Food Parcels in International Migration : Intimate Connections.
ISBN 978-3-319-40372-4Full Text
Remitting wealth, reciprocating health? The ‘travel’ of the land from Guinea-Bissau to Portugal,
in American Ethnologist
pp. 261-275Full Text UEA Repository
Perceptions of the country through the migration of city-grown crops: Guinean food in Bissau and in Lisbon,
in Food between the Country and the City: Ethnographies of a Changing Global Foodscape.
Transnational informal spaces connecting Guinea-Bissau and Portugal: food, markets and relationships,
in Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development
pp. 333-376UEA Repository
When people stay and things make their way: Airports, mobilities and materialities of a transnational landscape,
pp. 506-527Full Text UEA Repository
Where is African immigration in Portugal going? Sedentarisation, generations and trajectories,
in Welfare and Everyday Life. Portugal in the European Context.
Measuring Integration: the Portuguese Case. Regional Indicators of Social and Labour Market Insertion of Third Country Nationals,
Muslim women in Portugal: strategies of identity (re)construction,
pp. 239-254Full Text UEA Repository
Key Research Interests
My research is mainly concerned with migration, food and land in African contexts, especially in Lusophone Africa (Guinea-Bissau and Angola). I am particularly interested in the debate on the reconciliation between global processes and local experiences of migrants and their families, and in understanding, through a grounded, ethnographically oriented approach, how the connections between the two have implications for local development. I am currently involved in two research projects - one on internal migration, land and rural-urban livelihoods in the Huambo region of Angola, and another one on migration, racism and political attitudes in the UK. I also coordinate a Museum-University partnership, funded by the Arts Council, that explores issues around migration in Norfolk through a combination of arts and research.