Papers Presented in Conferences

“Intercultural religious conviviality or conflict in a Lisbon neighbourhood”, presented at the II Workshop – Multilevel Governance of Cultural Diversity in Comparative Perspective: Europe – Latin America, Oaxaca, Mexico, March 29 April 1, 2016.

“Between formal organizations’ links and personal initiatives: a reflection on scientific mobility and engagement links with the country of origin” with Thais França, presented at the II Workshop – Multilevel Governance of Cultural Diversity in Comparative Perspective: Europe – Latin America, Oaxaca, Mexico, March 29 April 1, 2016.

“Health and Migration: the Role of Health Professionals”, presented at the XI Reunión de Antropologia del Mercosur (RAM), Montevideo, Uruguay, November 30 – December 4, 2015.

“Cultural proximity of Latin American immigration in Europe: decolonizing discourses and practices / Proximidad cultural de la migración latinoamericana en Europa: decolonizando discursos y prácticas”, with Francisco Cuberos, paper delivered at the VIII Congreso de las Migraciones Internacionales en España, Granada, 16 – 18 de September, 2015.

“Scientific Mobility to Portugal: Production and Circulation of Knowledge in Highly Skilled Migration – Preliminary Results” with Thais França, presented at “International Conference Researchers crossing borders: Transnational scientific mobility”, CICS-Nova.UMinho, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, 10 – 11 de September, 2015.

“Brazilian researchers in Portugal: scientific mobility or post-colonial immigration?”, paper presented with Thais França, Panel “Internationalising our Understanding of Student Mobilities: Beyond the Anglo Model”, IMISCOE Conference – Rights, Democracy and Migration, Institute for Demographic and Life Course Studies (University of Geneva), 25 – 27 June 2015.

“Feminist Methodologies and Diversity Studies / Metodologias feministas nos estudos sobre diversidade”, delivered at the Methodological Workshop Methodological Dialogues about mobilities, diversities and gender, IRSES-Marie Curie EU-funded project “GOVDIV – Multilevel governance of cultural diversity in a comparative perspective: EU-Latin America”, held at CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL, June 8 2015.

“Enhancing conviviality in superdiversity in Mouraria. Post-reflections / Incentivando a convivialidade na superdiversidade na Mouraria- Pós-reflexões”, delivered at the inter-IRSES Seminar “Diversity: Migrants, Territories and Policies”, held at IGOT-University of Lisbon, June 16, 2015.

“Is there space for Latin American immigrant Women in global science?, paper presented with Thais França, Panel “Feminismo académico y movilidad internacional: realidades, problemáticas actuales y siléncios que persisten” at the XXXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association – Precariedades, exclusiones, emergencias, Hilton Caribe, San Juan de Puerto Rico, 27-30 May, 2015.

“Latinization of Portugal / Latinizando Portugal”, paper presented at the XXXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association – Precariedades, exclusiones, emergencias, Hilton Caribe, San Juan de Puerto Rico, 27-30 May, 2015.

“Gender Lenses and Migrations: some methodological resources / Lentes de género y migraciones: algunos recursos metodológicos”, delivered at the Workshop Gender and Mobilities in present time, IRSES-Marie Curie Programme & GOVDIV, FAED/UDESC, Florianopolis, Brazil, March 31 – April 4, 2015.

“Redesigning scientific mobility maps: challenges for feminist and postcolonial methodologies and theories / Redesenhar os mapas da mobilidade científica – Desafios das metodologias e teorias pós-coloniais e metodologias feministas”, delivered with Thais França, Workshop ‘Gênero e mobilidade no tempo presente’, in the framework of IRSES-Marie Curie Programme & GOVDIV, FAED/UDESC, Florianopolis, Brazil, March 31 – April 4, 2015.

“Feminism from the South to think Science pratice in the North / Feminismo do Sul para pensar a prática da Ciência no Norte”, with Thais França, II Congreso de estudos poscoloniales III Jornadas de feminismo poscolonial, CLACSO and Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 9 – 11 December, 2014.

“Health & Citizenship. Gaps and needs in intercultural healthcare to immigrant mothers: Results”, paper presented at the Seminar on Inequalities, Health and Diversity in time of crisis”, CICS-UMinho, University of Minho, Braga, November 4, 2014.

“Rethinking the field of Health & Migration: Empirical findings to guide policies”, delivered at the Ministerial Conference Health in the Mediterranean, Rome, Italian Presidency of the EU Council, October  27th & 28th, 2014.

“Diversity and cultural frontiers in the neighbourhood: comparative analysis of Mouraria (Lisbon) and El Cerezo (Seville)”, with Francisco Cuberos, delivered at the XIII Congress of Anthropology of the Spanish Federation of Anthropologists, Tarragona, Spain, September 2-4, 2014.

“Cultural diversity in Portugal: the institutional profile”, presented at the GOVDIV I Summer School on “Minorities, multiculturalism, interculture: institutional framework and policies. A comparison between Europe and Latin America”, University of Florence, Florence, August 27-29, 2014.

“Celebrating diversity? Relevance or irrelevance in local cultural policies”, with Francisco Cuberos, delivered at the Research Seminar on “Uses of patrimony and memories in popular central neighborhoods”, Organized by CESNOVA and CITERES, New University of Lisbon, Lisbon July 9-10, 2014.

“Immigrant Scientist Women: is there room for diversity in Sciences? / Mulheres Cientistas Imigrantes: Há espaço para a diversidade nas Ciências?, with Thais França, Ciclo de Conferências/Seminários em Ciências Sociais Seminário Temático PROJETO GOVDIV “Multilevel governance of cultural diversity in a comparative perspective: EU-Latin America”, Centro de Investigação em Ciências Sociais, Universidade do Minho, July 17, 2014.

“Health and Citizenship: Inequalities and Intercultural needs in health services to immigrant mothers. Qualitative Triangulation and Good Practices”, delivered at the V International Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Education, Sexualities and Gender Relations, Mendoza, Argentina, June 11-13, 2014.

“Immigrant Health Policies: Integration flaws in times of crisis, International”, delivered at the International Workshop on Immigrant´s Integration: Policies and Practices”, M.N.I.Mi and Socius, ISEG, Lisbon, May 30th, 2014.

“Feminist methodologies and migration studies: contributions for the debate / Metodologias feministas e estudos migratórios: contribuições para o debate”, with Thais França, VIII Congresso Português de Sociologia 40 anos de democracia(s): progressos, contradições e prospetivas, Universidade de Évora, May 14 – 16, 2014.

“The needs of primary healthcare users in contexts of diversity and socioeconomic vulnerability: the case of Lisbon Metropolitan Area”, with Sonia Hernandez-Plaza, delivered at the EUPHA’s 5th European Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health. European Public Health Association. Granada, Spain, 10-12th April 2014.

“When less is more in intercultural health: limited access, abundant strategies in times of crisis”, with Erika Masanet and Sonia Hernandez-Plaza, presented at the EUPHA’s 5th European Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health. European Public Health Association. Granada, Spain, 10-12th April, 2014.

“Socio-Economic barriers in Access to maternal health care of immigrant women in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area” with Érika Masanet, Alejandra Ortiz, Sonia Hernández-Plaza and Elsa Rodrigues, International Seminar Brazil – Portugal, Trabalho em Saúde, Desigualdades e Políticas Públicas, Centro de Investigação em Ciências Sociais, Universidade do Minho, Braga, December 2, 2013.

“From Entitlement to Enactment: Health Rights and Accessibility in Portugal in time of crisis”, Lecture presented at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham, December 1st, 2013.

“Immigrant women and the right to the city: contributions for the debate / Mulheres imigrantes e o direito à cidade: contribuições para o debate”, with Thais França, Panel: Relações de gênero e poder e o espaço: desigualdades e o direito à equidade; XXIX Congreso ALAS, Facultad Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Chile, September 29 – October 4, 2013.

“Highly skilled migration and sexisms: immigrant women in the academia / Migrações altamente qualificadas e sexismos: mulheres imigrantes na academia”, with Thais França, XXIX Congreso ALAS, Facultad Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Chile, September 29 – October 4, 2013.

“Celebrating diversity in intercultural events. Relevance of irrelevance in local public policies” / “Celebrando la diversidad en eventos interculturales. Relevancia o irrelevancia en las políticas públicas locales”, delivered at the X Reunión de Antropologia del Mercosur, Córdoba, Argentina, July 10-13, 2013.

“Flows and profiles of Brazilians in Portugal”, presented in the International Conference on Brazilians in Portugal, Portuguese in Brazil, ISCTE-IUL, June 18, 2013.

“Towards the big picture. The Portuguese case: From legal framework to daily practice”, delivered (with Sonia Hernandez-Plaza) at the Big Picture Second Meeting, COST Action IS1003 “ADAPT”, held in Barcelona, Catalonia Public Health Agency, Barcelona, March 27-28, 2013.

“Postcolonial Empowerment, Intersectionality and cyberactivism: analyzing the Manifest against prejudice against Brazilian women in Portugal”, delivered (with Mariana Gomes) at the First Congress on Postcolonial Studies and II Meeting of Postcolonial Feminism”, University San Martin, Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires, December 5-7, 2012.

“Reflections in colonialism and racism against Brazilian women in Portugal”, delivered (with Mariana Gomes) at the First Congress on Postcolonial Studies and II Meeting of Postcolonial Feminism”, University San Martin, Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires, December 5-7, 2012.

“Access of pregnant immigrant to health: beyond linguistic barriers”, with Santinho, Cristina and Masanet, Erika, presented at the V Congresso Ibero-Americano de Pesquisa Qualitativa em Saúde, ISCSP-UTL, Lisbon, October 11-13, 2012.

“Needs and Barriers to Access in Maternal Health of Immigrant Women and other Vulnerable Groups”, Poster with Sonia Hernández-Plaza, Cristina Santinho, Erika Masanet and Alejandra Ortiz, presented at the V Congresso Ibero-Americano de Pesquisa Qualitativa em Saúde, ISCSP-UTL, Lisbon, October 11-13, 2012.

“Ethnography of Superdiversity and Conviviality. Useful frameworks for analyzing migration in Global Cities?” (with Antonia Olmos and Joana Azevedo), delivered at the International Workshop on ‘Super-Diversity: Comparative Questions’, organized by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Gottingen, September 27-28, 2012.

“To be a Brazilian woman in Portugal: gender, immigration and coloniality”, (with Mariana Gomes and Gleiciani Fernandes), delivered at the 54th International Congress of Americanists, Viena, July 2012.

“Gaps and needs in maternal healthcare: A psycho-sociopolitical approach. The case of immigrant women and other vulnerable groups in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon”, with Hernández-Plaza, S., Santinho, C., Ortiz, A. & Masanet, E., Poster presented at the IV International Conference of Community Psychology, Barcelona, Spain, June 21-23, 2012.

“Racism against Brazilian Women in Portugal. Some considerations”, (with Mariana Gomes), delivered at the VII Portuguese Congress of Sociology, June 20-23, 2012.

“Action Research: closing the gap between science and social intervention” (with Alejandra Ortiz), delivered at the VII Portuguese Congress of Sociology, June 20-23, 2012.

“Mouraria: territory of diversities and transitions” (with Manuela Mendes and Joana Azevedo), delivered at the VII Portuguese Congress of Sociology, June 20-23, 2012.

“Neighbourhood and Diversity: Mouraria & Cacem” (with Tiago Chaves), presented at the International Seminar on Convivial Cultures and Superdiversity, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, June 11-12, 2012.

“Analysis of the Manifest on Prejudice against Brazilian Women in Portugal: empowement, intersectionality and cyberactivism” (with Mariana Gomes, Thais França e Gleiciani Fernandes), presented at the II International Seminar on the Study of Brazilian Migration in Europe, Lisbon, ISCTE-IUL, June 4-6, 2012.

“Active and Passive Citizenship of Latin Americans in Portugal in relation to the country of origin and destination” (with Alejandra Ortiz), delivered at the XXX International Latin American Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, May 23-26, 2012.

“Immigrant women and the European scientific environment: When being highly qualified is not enough” (with Thais França), delivered at the International Conference on Highly Skilled Migration into the 21st Century, Middlesex University & Economic & Social Research Council, London, May 24-25, 2012.

“Skilled migration of Latin American doctors in Portugal and Spain: some preliminary remarks”, with Erika Masanet, presented at the Second Steering committee meeting on Integration of Qualified third-country nationals in Europe: a new proposal for circular talent management, ACIDI, Lisbon, April 2012.

“Maternal & Child Health: Citizenship Rights in Times of Austeriry?”, presented at the Seminar on Health, Gender and Immigration organized by SAUDAR, Coimbra, April 16, 2012.

“Manifest on Brazilian Immigrant Women in Portugal: promoting the manifesto or perfect timing to use other´s work?, delivered at the FEMIGRA International Conference on Feminism and Migration: Social Intervention and Political Action, with Thais França, Mariana Gomes e Gleiciani Fernandez, Barcelona, February, 9-11, 2012.

“Intercultural Conviviality and/or Conflictive Conviviality?, delivered at the III Meeting on Mobilities and Social Alterations: “Comprehending conflicts related to Islam” (III Jornadas sobre movilidades y alteraciones sociales: “Comprender los conflictos alrededor del culto musulmán”) ERAPI – Barcelona, December 1-2, 2011.

“Health and Citizenship: Gaps and Needs of Intercultural Healthcare to Immigrant Mothers”, delivered at the International Workshop on Health and Citizenship: Immigration and Maternity, University of Porto – CEII, Porto, November 3-4, 2011.

“Afro-Latinos and Afro-Argentineans”, delivered at the meeting on Latin Americans Afro-descendents America in celebration of the international year of Afro-descendants, Casa da America Latina, Lisbon, October 20, 2011.

Policies and Agents of Cultural Diversity in Lisbon and Cacem”, delivered at the conference Diversity Territories and Cultural Conviviality in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, CIES-IUL, Lisbon, October 21, 2011.

“Brazilians in Portugal”, delivered at the Migration and Religion Workshop, organized by CRIA and NIEM, ACIDI, Lisbon, September 22, 2011.

“Political Actors, Civil Society and Electoral System: Reparatory Action or New Form of Political Citizenship? The cases of Italy, Portugal and Brazil” (with Giulio Mattiazzi), presented at the 16th Metropolis Conference, Azores, September 12-16, 2011.

“When Stigma Becomes a Resource: The Mobilization of Aesthetico-Corporal Capital by Female Brazilian Immigrants” (with Jorge Malheiros) presented at the 16th Metropolis Conference, Azores, September 12-16, 2011.

Meeting the needs of culturally diverse populations: A psycho-sociopolitical approach to cultural competence in healthcare” (with Sónia Hernández-Plaza), Paper presented at the 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA), Geneva, Switzerland, 7-10th September, 2011.

“Cultural Conviviality and Local Cultural Policies: Theoretical and Practical Knowledges, delivered at the XI Luso-Afro-Brazilian Congress, Salvador da Bahia, Brasil, August 7-10, 2011.

“A psycho-sociopolitical approach to cultural competence in healthcare”(with Sónia Hernández-Plaza), in the Symposium: Redefining cultural competence: An international perspective. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), Chicago, 16-19th June, 2011.

“Good practices in healthcare for immigrant populations: Psychopolitical validity and the role of power” (with Sónia Hernández-Plaza, and Erika Masanet) Poster presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA). Chicago, 16-19 June, 2011.

“State Policies with the Brazilian Diaspora”, paper presented at the international workshop on New Migration Trends in Brazil: Return and Migration Policies, ISCTE-IUL, April 18, 2011.

“Health and Citizenship: Health and Needs in Intercultural Healthcare to Immigrant Mothers” (with Sonia Hernandez-Plaza), presented at the COST Action HOME workshop on “Health of migrant and ethnic minority women and girls”, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, March 23-24, 2011.

“Brazilian Female Entrepreneurs in Portugal: Preliminary Results”, presented at the workshop on Entrepreneurial Strategies of Brazilian Migrant Women, organized by IGOT-University of Lisbon and CIES-University Institute of Lisbon, House of Brazil in Lisbon, March 22, 2011.

“Convivial Cultures and Super-diversity: Comparing downtown and peripheral neighborhoods in Lisbon” (with Joana Azevedo and Manuela Mendes) presented at the International Conference onGenerating Tolerance: Comparative Perspectives on Interethnic Coexistence in the City”, IGOT-UL, Lisbon, April 28-29, 2011.

“Intercultural Conviviality and Diversity”, guest lecturer at the Working Group Conviviality and Cultural Diversity in the I International Andalusian Migration Congress, Granada, Spain, February 18-18, 2011.

“Youth of immigrant origin: Persisting inequalities and disadvantages for the new European citizens”, presented at the international seminar on Inequality and Discrimination: a measurement issue, Rennes, France, December 9-10, 2010.

“Gender and Migration: what does the study of Brazilian immigrant women in Portugal suggest”, presented at the round table on Gender and Brazilian Migration at the 1st Seminar on Studies about Brazilian Migration in Europe, Barcelona, Spain, November 25-27, 2010.

“Gender and Brazilian immigrant entrepreneurship in Portugal: what impact in their integration and in transnational relations? (with Suelda Albuquerque and Jorge Malheiros), presented at the 1st Seminar on Studies about Brazilian Migration in Europe”, Barcelona, Spain, November 25-27, 2010.

“To be Brazilian in Portugal: migration, gender and coloniality” (with Mariana Selister and Gleiciani Fernandes), presented at the 1st Seminar on Studies about Brazilian Migration in Europe, Barcelona, Spain, November 25-27, 2010.

“Brazilian Migration and Gender Perspective”, (with Thais França) delivered at the International conferences on “International Migration: Brazilians in the World”, CIES-IUL, Lisbon, October 18, 2010.

“Profile of Brazilian immigrants, their families and transnationalism” delivered at the International conferences on International Migration: Brazilians in the World, CIES-IUL, Lisbon, October 18, 2010.

“Entrepreneurship from a gender perspective: a first approximation to the case of Brazilian women in Portugal” presented at the Ibero-American Entrepreneur Women Congress on Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, Lisbon, October 13, 2010.

“Highly skilled migration: policies, labour market and constraints” delivered at the International Seminar on Circular Migration. The return as a development strategy in the countries of origin, Alicante, Spain, October 6-8.

“Exploring the integration of the Youth of Immigrant origin in different European Contexts: A comparative analysis”, with Alejandra Ortiz, delivered at the Mid-term Conference of ESA-RN27, Cascais, October 1-2, 2010.

“Youth of immigrant origin from the former Portuguese African colonies: integration challenges in Portugal ” with Alejandra Ortiz, delivered at the Mid-term Conference of ESA-RN27, Cascais, October 1-2, 2010.

“Portugal and Spain as destinations of Brazilian migration: a comparative analysis”, with Érika Masanet, the Mid-term Conference of ESA-RN27, Cascais, October 1-2, 2010.

“Youth of African descent, in Lisbon, Portugal. Exclusion and marginality” delivered at the International conference Toward a Just Metropolis: From Crises to Possibilities, at the University of California at Berkeley, June 16‐20, 2010.

“Brazilian Narratives of Migration: Saudades, Gender Differences and Coping Strategies in Portugal of the XXI Century”, delivered at the 8th European Science History Conference, Ghent, 13-16 April, 2010.

“Latin American Immigration to Portugal: The case of Brazilians”, delivered at the International Seminar on Migration, Labour and Business in Latin America and Europe, organized by the Deparment of Sociology of the University of Padua, Padua, December 10, 2009.

“Immigration and Education in Portugal, presenting data from TRESEGY”, delivered at the ESF Exploratory Workshop on Immigration and Education in Southern Europe, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, November 12, 2009.

“The role of civil society in building successful partnerships in the field of health and migration: the Portuguese case”, delivered at the International Seminar on “Civil Society and the Governance of Health Care”, organized by the Sociology Department of the University of Leicester, UK, November 2nd, 2009.

“Latin American Immigration to Portugal”, delivered at the VIII Encuentro internacional de la Red de Centros Culturales de América y Europa: Migraciones y cultura en América y Europa, Genoa, October 15-16, 2009.

“Engagement Policies of the Brazilian State”, delivered at the 14th International Metropolis Conference National Responses to Cultural Diversity, Copenhagen, September 14-18, 2009.

“Ethnographic Unexpected and Academia: are foreigners always considered outsiders?”, delivered at the IV Congress f the Portuguese Anthropology Association, Lisbon, September 9-11, 2009.

“Civil Society, migration and health: successful partnerships” delivered at the 9th European Sociological Association Conference, Lisbon, September 2, 2009.

“Engagement policies of the Brazilian State: developing a closer relationship with the Diaspora and a new paradigm in international relations?”, delivered at the XXI World Congress of Political Science, Santiago, Chile, July 12-16, 2009.

“Inequalities, alterity and migration: Brazilian women in Portugal”, delivered at the XXVIII International Latin American Studies Association Conference, Rio de Janeiro, June 11-14, 2009.

Maternal and Child Healthcare for Immigrant Populations”, (with Ana Fernandes) delivered at the international workshop organized by the International Organization for Migration, on Assisting Migrants and Communities: Analysis of Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities”, Malta, March 30th, 2009.

“Recreating Youth Identities: a strategy to belonging somewhere. Youth of African descent in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area”, paper delivered at the Colloquium “Migrations and Identities: different or (un) equals” celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Youth Observatory, ICS, Lisbon, February 27, 2009.

“Doing Urban Ethnograpgy in the Vale: doing research for action” (with Alejandra Ortiz e Vera Rodrigues), presented at the International Seminar on Identidades à prova: Jovens, Pertenças, Dualidades e Ancoragens , Lisboa, ISCTE, December 3rd, 2008.

“Brazilian Women in Portugal: from the transformation of their identities to their exotization”, presented at the VIII International Conference Fazendo Gênero/Making Gender, held in Florianopolis, Brazil, August 27, 2008.

“The Portuguese Experience: Health and Migration in the EU”, presented at the Multi-country Workshop in Health workforces needs and mobility in the EU and SEE countries organised by the DGSANCO, WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, the Council of Europe and the International Organization for Migration, Brussels, July 2008.

“Migratory and nationality politics in Portugal: “re or de”-ethnicisation?, presented with Raquel Matias at the VI Portuguese Sociological Congress, Lisbon, June 2008.

“Brazilians in Portugal: some facts and trends”, presented at the Luso-Brazilian Colloquium on Health, Education and Social Representations, Evora, March 2008.

“Brazilians in the Diaspora: Engagement Policies”, presented at the Symposium on New Challenges of Transnationalism in the Study of Migrations, organized by GEDIME – Autonomous University of Barcelona, February 2008.

“Undocumented migrants and Access to Health Care in Portugal”, presented at the COST Action IS0603 workshop on Health Care for Undocumented Migrants, Brussels, January 2008.

“Current Trends and Perspectives on Migration within the EU”, guest speaker at the First Meeting of Brazilian Migrants in Europe, Brussels, November 2007.

“The Lisbon Inside Story: Conclusion of the Health & Migration Conference”, presented at the COST Action IS0603 workshop on Policies on health and health care for migrants and ethnic minorities, in Malmö, November 2007.

“Downgraded integration: Brasileiras in Portugal” presented at the XXVII International Latin American Studies Association Conference, Montreal, September 5-8, 2007.

“Brazilians in Portugal: coming back home?”, presented at the II International Congress on the New ways of law in Latin America organized by the International Institute of Juridical Sociology of Oñati, Spain, July 18, 2007.

“Immigration laws and access to nationality in Portugal: evolution and involution of migration policies and politics” (co-authored with Raquel Matias), delivered at the International Conference on “Migrants from City to Citizenship: An Inventory of the current state of European research” organized by the universities of Metz and Luxembourg within the framework of “Luxembourg and Sibiu European Capitals of the Culture 2007” in Talange, 10-13 May 2007.

“Engagement policies of the state with its diasporas: the case of Brazil and Uruguay”(in co-authorship with Natalia Moraes) presented at the V Spanish Immigration Congress, Valencia, 21-24 of March, 2007.

“The State of the Arts on research about Brazilians in Portugal” delivered at the international conference on International Seminar on Latin America-Europe Migrations: What Challenges for Analysis and Politics?, Brussels, November 6, 2006.

“Migration, citizenship and multiculturalism of Brazilians in Portugal” delivered at the international conference on International Seminar on “Latin America-Europe Migrations: What Challenges for Analysis and Politics?”, Brussels, November 7, 2006.

“Latin American Immigrants in the interregional equation European Union-Latin America” invited speaker in the Seminar New realities and the potential for cooperation between Latin America and the European Union, organized by IEEI Brazil and IEEI Portugal in as part of the OBREAL (Europe Latin America Relations Observatory) activities, São Paulo, September 2006.

“Rumo ao Sul: trajectórias de emigrantes portugueses para o Sul do Brasil”, presented at the II International Seminar on Portuguese Emigration to Brazil, organized by CEPESE, Porto July 24-29, 2006.

“Portuguese emigration and presence in the River Plate Region” presented at the 52nd Congress of Americanists, Seville, July 2006.

Brazilian Women in Portugal: from the transformation of their multiples identities to their exotization” presented at the 52nd Congress of Americanists, Seville , July 2006.

“The Brazilian Transnational Community in Portugal” presented at the 52nd Congress of Americanists, Seville, July 2006.

“Belonging to the origins”, guest commentator at the Arrábida Meeting, organized by Orient Foundation and the High Commissioner for Immigration and Ethnic Minorities, May 2006.

“Brazilian Migration to Portugal: Social Networks and Ethnic Solidarity” presented at the XXVI International Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, Puerto Rico, March 2006.

“Social Networks and ‘de facto’ Integration of Brazilians in Portugal”, presented at the 1º Congress on “Immigration in Portugal and in the European Union, organized by AGIR, Vila Real de Santo António, Algarve, Portugal, December 2005.

“Migration and Change: The Case of Brazilians in Portugal”, presented at the VI Anthropology Meeting of Mercosur RAM, Montevideo, Uruguay, November 2005.

“Inclusion of Brazilian new comers: Getting used, adapting or becoming integrated? (in Portuguese) Presented at the 1st. Latin American Anthropological Congress, Rosario, Argentina, July 2005.

“Latin American Migrations: A Dual Response to the Development of Underdevelopment and to the Development of the Developed”, presented at the SLAS Conference, Derby, April 2005.

“Bilateral Agreements and Regularizations Processes: Its impact in the integration of Brazilians in Portugal”, presented at the International Workshop on “Transatlantic and Tran-European Migrations”, organized by CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon, March 18, 2005.

“Female Migration: Brazilian women in Portugal”, presented at the Workshop Migrant Women, organized by SOCIUS-ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, November 2004.

“Integration of Brazilian Immigrants in Portuguese Society: Problems and Possibilities”, presented at the 9ª Metrópolis International Conference about Migration Cooperative Management: Local, National and International Answers, Geneva, September 2004.

“Social Networks of Newly Arrived Brazilians to Portugal: Ethnic Solidarity or Empathy?, presented at the I International Congress on Latinos on the Discovery of Europe. New Migrations and Spaces for Citizenship, Genoa, Italy, June 2004.

“Do Fado ao Tango: A Imigração Invisível dos Portugueses na Região Platina.” (in Portuguese) Presented at the First International Congress about the Portuguese Presence in the River Plate Region, Colónia do Sacramento, Uruguay, March 2004.

“Inequality and the Diffusion of ICTs. New calculations of inequality.” Co-authored with Pedro Conceição, Pedro Faria, Pedro Ferreira e Miguel Preto. Presented at Inequalities in Income Distribution and Regional Growth in Europe, Santiago de Compostela, November 2003.

“New Immigration Flows: Comparing Forms and Answers in the Old and New Worlds.” Presented at the 8th International Metropolis Conference on Gaining from Migration – A Global Perspective on Opportunities for Economic and Social Prosperity, Vienna, September 2003.

“Does Inequality Hinder the Diffusion of Technology? Preliminary Explorations.” Co-authored with Pedro Conceição, Pedro Faria, Pedro Ferreira e Miguel Preto. Presented at the 7th International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovations on Connecting People, Ideas and Resources across Communities, Monterrey, Mexico, June 2003.

“The Radio and the Web: Old and New Technologies to Reach Audiences.” Presented at the Extension Regional Conference of the North Central Region on Enhaning Extension Capacity to Work with Spanish Speaking Populations in the North Central Region, Chicago, December 2001.

“A New Methodological Tool in Immigration: Setting up Bi-lingual Participatory Decision Making Workshops in the Mid-West.” Presented at the Extension Regional Conference of the North Central Region on Enhancing Extension Capacity to Work with Spanish Speaking Populations in the North Central Region, Chicago, December 2001.

“Immigration: Helping Communities Deal with Change.” Presented at the University of Illinois Extension Conference on Immigration: Building Communities with Immigrants and Newcomers: Challenges and Opportunities for Rural Communities, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 2000.

“Popular/Practical Activism and Feminism in Salvador, Brazil: Female, Poor and Black?” Presented at the 2000 Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association in Miami, March 2000.

“Popular Feminism and Feminist Practitioners: the case of Afro-Brazilian Women in Salvador, Brazil” Presented at the Symposium ‘Feminismos’ at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, November 1999.

“Gender Identity and Activism: The Case of Black Women in Salvador, Brazil” Presented at the American Sociological Association Meeting in Chicago, August 1999.

“Gender Identity Formation: The Case of the Peruvian Women from the Shantytowns” Presented at the Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, September 1998.

“Historical Perspectives of Ideologies Minimizing the Black Movement in Brazil” Presented at the First Annual Graduate Student Conference on African and African Diasporic Issues at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 1998.

“Women’s Social Movements: Feminist Identity among Poor Women Organizing in Lima” Guest  lecture presented at the in Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois  at Urbana-Champaign, October 1997.

“Feminization of power: the challenge in Argentina” Presented at the International Conference on Women in Contemporary Mexican Politics II, University of Texas at Austin and Ford Foundation, April 1996.

“The Latin America Woman: Comparative Perspectives about Gender Identity” Guest Lecture at the Women’s Bureau, Mendoza, Argentina, December 1996.

“Soldaderas Contemporáneas: women from the NGOs” Presented at the International Conference on Women in Contemporary Mexican Politics I, University of Texas at Austin and Ford Foundation, April 1995.