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Pedro Góis

Publication date: 04-09-2017 16:00


Faculty group: Sociology


Sociology of Migration; Sociology of Refugees; Quantitative Methods (Inquiries; Electronic Inquiries; SPSS, Max-QDA) and Qualitative Methods of Research (Interview; Focus Group); Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E).

Short bio

Pedro Góis is Assistant Professor in Sociology at Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, and permanent researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is a specialist in the Sociology of Migration, Sociology of Ethnicity and the Sociology of Arts. His main research interests are the Lusophone migrants with particular interest in the Cape Verde Islands. He has published among, other subjects, on Cape Verdean, Chinese, Brazilian and Eastern European migrants, on the dynamics of the economic and social insertion of immigrants in Portugal, Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity and on Transnationalism. He won the 2012 Fernão Mendes Pinto award.

Recent research projects

Back to the future: the new emigration and the relationship with Portuguese society, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCDC) (PTDC / ATP-DEM / 5152/2012), seeks to understand the dimension and characteristics of new Emigration, taking into account the relations that the new emigrants maintain with the country of origin. (2013-2016).

Empreender 2020 - The Return of a Prepared Generation, funded by the AEP Foundation through Compete, aims to stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit within the Portuguese diaspora, with a focus on qualified young people who recently left the country in search of a different future. The project responds to a clear strategy of creating the necessary conditions for its return and incorporation of its levels of knowledge in the business fabric, namely through the creation of innovative and competitive companies, supported on an international networking basis. (2016-2017).

Mapping of Portuguese emigration, supported by the High Commission for Migration (ACM), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG). It brings together researchers from the University of Coimbra; University of Lisbon and the New University of Lisbonresulting from the common interest in mapping and research on the Portuguese Diaspora Contemporary art. The aim of the project is to gain a better understanding of the diversity of the organizational forms of Portuguese residents and their areas of action in order to reflect on how the Portuguese Diaspora can be further interconnected with Portugal. (2015-2017).

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