The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2008

2008 Portuguese Summer Program Cultural Events

Lecture: "Lusophone Identity in the U.S. and the Role of Institutions"
M. Gloria de Sá

Thursday, July 24, 2008, 11:30-12:30
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Gloria de S?Glória de Sá is an assistant professor of sociology at UMD and the faculty director of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives.

A Portuguese immigrant herself, she has devoted most of her academic career to studying the process of socio-economic adjustment of the Portuguese in the U.S.She received a BA in sociology from SMU and a Masters and a PhD., also in sociology, from Brown University. Her dissertation titled "The Portuguese of the U.S. from 1880 to 1990: Distinctiveness in Work Patterns across Gender, Nativity and Place" examined historical, gender and spatial work patterns among the Portuguese in the U.S. 

Besides a book titled A Posição Socioeconómica dos Imigrantes Portugueses e seus Descendentes nos Estados de Massachusetts e Rhode Island (U.S.A), which was based on her Master's thesis, she has authored several research articles about the Portuguese in America. 

Her most recent publications include:
•    "The Azorean Community on the East Coast" (2008)
•    "The Portuguese in the United States Census of 2000" (2008), 
•    "Mobility Ladder or Economic Lifeboat? Self-Employment among Portuguese Immigrant Women in the U.S. from 1970-2006" (2008)  and
•    "Portuguese-Americans and Social Mobility" (forthcoming 2008, with David Borges).

She is currently working on an ethnography of the Portuguese in Westport, MA, while continuing her research on the social mobility of the Portuguese.