Position: Collaborator

Academic background:
PhD in Human Geography (University of Sussex, 2018)
Master of Arts in Population, Society and Territory (Depart. of Geography) (University of Lisbon, 2011)
Bachelor’s degree in Geography, specialisation in Human Geography (University of Lisbon, 2008)

Research Group: MIGRARE

Email: d.sampaio@sussex.ac.uk

Research interests: Ageing; migration; transnationalism; care; home-making; Lusophone world; islands

ORCID: 0000-0002-0036-9989

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Dora Sampaio is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. She holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Sussex, where she looked at the diversity of ageing migrants on the Portuguese islands of the Azores, exploring migrants’ transnational experiences of ageing, home, care, and belonging. She has taught geography and migration-related modules both at the University of Sussex and University of Lisbon, where she also held a position as research fellow in migration studies at the Centre for Geographical Studies. She has been involved in a number of research projects on national and international migration, including the European projects GEITONIES – Generating inter-ethnic tolerance and neighbourhood integration in European urban spaces and THEMIS – Theorizing the evolution of European migration systems. Dora’s research interests lie at the intersection of ageing and migration, with a particular focus on the social and spatial dimensions of the ageing –migration nexus, transnational mobilities, cultures of ageing, and the challenges of home-making and ageing care in a mobile world. She has published her work in Area, Finisterra – the Portuguese Journal of Geography, and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.