Position: Integrated researcher without doctoral degree
PhD Candidate in Geography, specialization Human Geography (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, 2010-)
Master in Human Geography (Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon, 2008)
Degree in Sociology (University of Beira Interior, 2003)
Research Group: MIGRARE
Research interests: Migration and Human Mobility; Social Exclusion; Spatial Segregation; Inter-ethnic Relations; Demographic Dynamics
Ciência Vitae: E014-5DF3-CFDC
Sandra Silva is currently an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG) of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning at the University of Lisbon (IGOT-UL). At present she works as country co-coordinator of the European Project EWSI – European Web Site on Integration. In addition to these functions, she is also a PhD Candidate with a research project entitled “Transnationalism, Belongings and Personal Networks of Luso-descendants in Toronto” (FCT PhD Grant, SFRH/BD/81796/2011). Holding a Degree in Sociology (2003) and a Masters in Human Geography (2008), Sandra began collaborating with CEG in 2004, in the MIGRARE (Migrations, Spaces and Societies) Research Group. In the last eighteen years, she has gained broad experience working on several national and international research projects focusing on international migration issues such as health, housing, education, social and economic integration, spatial segregation, inter-ethnic relations and comparative integration policies in the European and national contexts. Sandra authored or co-authored research papers, articles, book chapters and reports; moreover she was involved in co-editing a special issue on an international journal and worked in several other publications. Additionally, she also has wide know-how in organizing academic conferences and workshops along with some teaching experience.