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EDUCATION

Ph.D., History, York University, Toronto, 2009-14
Comprehensive exams completed with “distinction”
Dissertation title: “Of Outcasts and Ambassadors: the Making of Portuguese Diaspora in Postwar North America” – nominated by York University’s Dept. of History for the Canadian Historical Association’s 2015 John Bullen Prize
Supervisor: Dr. Roberto Perin

MA, History/ Ethnic, Migration, and Pluralism Studies, University of Toronto, 2008
Major research paper title: Scaling Political Participation: a Bifocal History of the Political Life of Portuguese-Canadians in Ontario, 1950s-1990s
Supervisor: Dr. Franca Iacovetta

Visiting student (no degree), Faculty of Arts, York University, Toronto, 2006

Licenciatura (HBA equivalent), Early Modern and Contemporary History, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Lisbon, 2004
Management and Animation of Cultural and Patrimonial Estate stream
Final project: Documentary Centre and Archive of Graffiti
Supervisor: Prof. Alfredo Tinoco

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed journal articles

“‘Oh Famous Race!’ Imperial Heritage and Diasporic Memory in the Portuguese American Narrative of North America,” The Public Historian, 38: 1 (February, 2016): 18-48

“Moving the ‘Less Desirable’: Portuguese Mass Migration to Canada, 1953-74,” Canadian Historical Review, 96: 3 (September 2015): 339-374

“Beyond the ‘Politics of Toil’. Collective Mobilization and Individual Activism in Toronto’s Portuguese Community, 1950s-1990s,” Urban History Review,  39: 1 (Fall 2010): 59-72

Book chapters

Raphael Costa, Emanuel da Silva, Gilberto Fernandes, Susana Miranda and Anna St. Onge, “Archiving from Below: Preserving, Problematizing and Democratizing the Collective Memory of Portuguese Canadians – The Portuguese Canadian History Project”,  in Identity Palimpsests: Ethnic Archiving in the United States and Canada, ed. Amalia S. Levi and Dominique Daniel (Sacramento: Litwin Press, 2014)

Book reviews

Review of The Portuguese in Canada. Diasporic Challenges and Adjustment (2nd. ed.), by Carlos Teixeira and Victor M. P. Rosa (eds.). Canadian Historical Review, 91 (2), 2010: 373-375

Popular articles, blog posts, and book chapters

“(Re)discovering Portuguese Americans: A Very Brief History,” Constança Saraiva ed., A Little Country Across the Ocean (New York: Arte Institute, 2017)

“On Guard for Canadian Parochialism,” Parts 1-3, ActiveHistory.ca, September 8, 15, 22, 2015

“Portuguese Politics in the City: Toronto’s invisible cities and political participation,” Living Toronto Online Journal, April 2014

Os Portugueses em Toronto, 1953-2013: exposição fotográfica do Projeto de História Luso-Canadiana na City Hall de Toronto,” Post Milénio, Toronto, March 29, 2013

Os Imigrantes Portugueses Protestaram a Violência Policial: o caso da morte de Ângelo Nóbrega, Maio 1969,” Senso Magazine, Toronto, 13 (Fall/Winter), 2011

Gilberto Fernandes, Raphael Costa, and Susana Miranda, “Introdução ao Projecto de História Luso-Canadiana,” Senso Magazine, Toronto, n. 11 (Spring/Summer), 2011

Books in progress

That Pilgrim Nation: the Making of Portuguese Diaspora in Postwar Canada and the United States (working title), Toronto: University of Toronto Press (past peer review)

Articles in progress

“Breaking the News: American Public Relations, Portuguese Colonialist Lobbying, and the Foreign Agents Registration Act Amendments of 1966” (undergoing peer review)

“Toronto the Bad: A History of Riots in Canada’s ‘Boring’ City” (working title)

“The Blood of the Fallen:  War Memory, Ethnic Nationalism, and the Portuguese-American Veterans, 1950s-2000s” (working title)

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

Principal Investigator, Curator, “City Builders: An Oral History of Immigrant Construction Workers in Postwar Toronto,” Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, September 2017 – September 2018

Coordinator, Curator, “Toronto the Bad: an Historical Map of the City’s Riots,” in collaboration with HIST4530 students (2016-17, 2017-18) and Myseum of Toronto

Coordinator, Curator, “Invisible Cities: Portuguese Toronto,” Portuguese Canadian History Project in collaboration with HIST4840 students (2015-16)

RESEARCH FUNDING (AWARDS, GRANTS, PRIVATE DONATIONS)

LiUNA Local 183 donation to York University for oral history project, 2017-18 ($100,000)

Manuel da Costa private donation to York University/ Portuguese Canadian History Project, 2015-2017 ($100,000)

Susan Mann Dissertation Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, 2013-2014 – $21,000

Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2012-2013 – $20,000

Ontario Graduate Scholarships, Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, 2013-2014 (declined); 2012-2013 (declined); 2011-2012 (accepted) – $15,000

Fieldwork Cost Fund, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, 2012 – $1,000

Professional Development Fund, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3903, 2012 – $300

Scotiabank Community Involvement Award in Honour of Teresa Melo, Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals, 2010 – $1,000

York Entrance Graduate Scholarship, York University, 2009-2010 – $3,000

UNIVERSITY TEACHING

Course director, HIST4530, The Development of Toronto, Dept. of History, York University, September 2016 to April 2017

Teaching assistant, HIST 1050, Life, Labour and Love: an Introduction to Social and Cultural History, Dept. of History, York University, September 2010 to April 2011 & September 2011 to April 2012

Guest lectures

POR 4010, Language in Context: Portuguese in the Greater Toronto Area, Dept. of Language, Literatures, and Linguistics, York University, October 19, 2016 (Course director: Prof. Maria João Dodman)

POR 3000, Advanced Portuguese, Dept. of Language, Literatures, and Linguistics, York University, February 23 and September 27, 2016 (Course director: Prof. Inês Cardoso)

“Entre Margens e Memórias: Representações da Diáspora,” Portuguese Studies, Dept. of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, York University, November 3, 2014

“Migration to North America, 1860s-1910s”, HIST 1050, Life, Labour and Love: an Introduction to Social and Cultural History, Dept. of History, York University (Course director: Prof. Nick Rogers)

“The Portuguese Canadian History Project”, POR 2600, Introduction to Portuguese Culture, Dept. of Language, Literatures, and Linguistics, York University, March 30, 2011 (Course director: Prof. Maria João Dodman)

Curriculum Development, Organization & Facilitation

The Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies’ 1st Youth Summer Program, York University, July 10-14, 2017

Experiental Education Placement Supervision

Two POR4010 Language in Context: Portuguese in the Greater Toronto Area students, Portuguese Canadian History Project, September 2016 to present

Three POR3000 Advanced Portuguese students, Portuguese Canadian History Project, November 2016 to present

Two HIST4840 Public History students, Portuguese Canadian History Project, January 2016 to April 2016

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT AND AFFILIATIONS

Post-Doctoral Visitor, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, November 2015 – to present

Post-Doctoral Associate, Global Labour Research Centre, York University, September 2017 – to present

Graduate assistant, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, York University Libraries, September 2009 to April 2010

ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIPS

Canadian Historical Association, 2012 – to present

Lusophone Studies Association, 2017 – to present

VOLUNTEER UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Co-President, Graduate History Student Association, York University, April 2011 to March 2012

Co-Founder, Núcleo de Estudantes de História (Undergraduate History Student Association), ISCTE-UL, Lisbon, 2013

PUBLIC AND DIGITAL HISTORY

Co-founder, Lead director, Curator, and Designer, Portuguese Canadian History Project, Toronto, September 2008 to present

  • Co-produced (i.e. coordinated team; researched; contacted and interviewed subjects; wrote scripts; narrated; edited and translated content) fifty 3-minute and ten 8-minute segments for the TV show “Hora dos Portugueses” on RTP – Portugal’s international public broadcaster – November 2015 to present
  • Digital arcGIS map of Portuguese communities in Canada (2011), May 2017
  • “Portuguese Toronto: Early Decades” walking tour and digital companion (izi.TRAVEL), June (annual), 2014-2015 with Heritage Toronto, 2016-2017 with Jane’s Walks
  • “The Portuguese in Toronto, 1953-2013,” interactive multimedia exhibition, displayed at Toronto City Hall (May, 2013), Dundas West Festival (June, 2013, 2014, 2015), Archbishop Romero Secondary School, Toronto (June, 2013), Consulate General of Portugal in Toronto (June-September 2013); Azorean House of Ontario (November, 2013), York University and University of Toronto (November 2014); Museum Strathroy-Caradoc (July-October 2015).
  • Portuguese Canadian History Project online exhibitions, with York University Libraries, launched in October 2011.

Consultant (curating, research, programming, networking, digital resources)Gallery of the Portuguese Pioneers, November 2015 to present

Co-founder and Coordinator, Toronto Migration Memory Collective at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, November 2015

Executive committee member (May 2016 to December 2016) and Archives committee chair (May 2016 – February 2017), Toronto Workers History Project

Curator, History Matters Lecture Series, with the Toronto Public Library and ActiveHistory.ca, Toronto, September 2012 to May 15

Coordinator, Curator, and Designer, “St. Christopher House: a Neighbourhood History,” St. Christopher House, Toronto, 2011-2013

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

Conference presentations

“‘Oh Famous Race! The Estado Novo‘s Imperial Propaganda and the Construction of Portuguese Diasporic Memory in North America,” Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of the Portuguese Studies Review, Trent University, October 27, 2017

“Building Immigrant Community Archives from the Bottom Up: the Portuguese Canadian History Project’s case,” Canada India Symposium, York University, October 13, 2017

“Archiving From Below: Preserving the Collective Memory of Canada’s Immigrant Communities” (guest panelist), Coptic Canadian History Project’s 1st Annual Conference, York University, April 6, 2017

“The Blood of the Fallen: War Memory, Ethnic Nationalism, and the Portuguese American Veterans, 1950s-70s,” The Lusophone World in Progression: Historical Legacy, Transnationalism & Development in Globalized Contexts, Halifax, June 28 – July 1, 2015 (unable to attend)

“Methodological Implications of ‘Borderless’ History” (guest panelist) New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference, York University, Toronto, February 19, 2015

“Migration Studies and Public Engagement” panel, Social Science History Association, Toronto, November 8, 2014

“As the battle raged outside”: Portuguese exiles, homeland politics, and the exercise of Canadian citizenship, 1959-1966,” Social Science History Association, Toronto, November 8, 2014

“Archiving From Below – the Portuguese Canadian History Project,” Association of Canadian Archivists Annual Conference, Winnipeg, June 15, 2013

“Historians Doing Public History” (guest panelist), Public History and the University: a WorkshopDept. of History, York University & Avie Bennett Historica-Dominion Institute Chair in Canadian History, Toronto, November 1, 2012

“A Multicultural Hegemony? Building Ethnic Consensus Among Toronto’s Portuguese Community, 1960s-1980s,” Engagement in Multiculturalism and Transnational Space: Portuguese-Canadian Identities in Canada and in Portugal, Universidade Aberta, Lisbon, July 10, 2012

“The Age of Recoveries: Public Memory, Myth Making, and (Trans)national Propaganda in the Portuguese Immigrant Narrative of North America, 1950s-1970s”, Portugal in the Last Two Centuries, International Graduate Conference on Portuguese Modern and Contemporary History, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, June 21-23, 2012

“Democratizing the production and Access to Historical Knowledge: the Online Exhibits of the Portuguese Canadian History Project”, Crossroads: Scholarship in an Uncertain World, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, May 28-30, 2012

“Invisible Politics and the Measures of Participation: Toronto’s Portuguese constituency, 1950s-1990s,” Generations: Current Findings on the Acculturation and Integration of Portuguese Immigrants and their Descendants in North AmericaInstitute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, Rhode Island College, October 14-15, 2011

“A Past for the Future: Archiving the Portuguese Canadian Experience – the Portuguese Canadian History Project,” Luso-Canadians and their Descendants in Canada and in Portugal: Questions of Civic Engagement and Diversity Management, Universidade Aberta, Lisbon, June 27, 2011

“Anti-Fascist Pirates, Street Rioters, and Transnational Politics: Portuguese Political Exiles in Toronto – the Canadian Portuguese Democratic Committee (1959-1961),” New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference, York University, Toronto, February 2011

Public lectures

“The Summer of ’77: How Emanuel Jaques’ Murder Changed Toronto” public panel (organizer and speaker), Community Conversation, in collaboration with York University’s Dept. of History, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, ActiveHistory.ca, and the Gallery of Portuguese Pioneers, Toronto, June 22, 2017 (to be confirmed)

“New Beginnings, Old Journeys: Multicultural, Generational and Revolutionary Transitions in Canada’s Portuguese Communities, 1970s,” Associação Estudos da Mulher Migrante, Victoria College, University of Toronto, October 14, 2014

“Invisible Politics and the Measures of Participation: Toronto’s Portuguese Constituency, 1950s-1990s”, MPP Jonah Schein’s riding office, Toronto, February 26, 2014

“Portuguese Canadian History Project – preserving the Collective Memory of Immigrants in Canada. Democratizing Access to Historical Knowledge,” History Speaker Series, Dept. of History, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, November 6, 2012

Launch of the Portuguese Canadian History Project’s online exhibits, Identity, Civic Engagement, Multiculturalism and Transnationalism: Portuguese-Canadian Immigrant Descendants in Canada Symposium, Winters College, York University, Toronto, October 11-12, 2011

Workshops

Urban Transformations Symposium (guest discussant), Wychwood Barns Community Association, Toronto, June 20-22, 2014

Museum of Toronto Vision Workshop (guest discussant), Dialog Design, Toronto, June 2, 2014

First International Forum of Luso Talent (guest participant), Observatório dos Luso-Descendentes and State Secretary of Portuguese Communities, Oporto, November 22-24, 2012

Borderlands and Transnationalism: New Perspectives on Immigration to Canada and the United States workshop (guest discussant), Glendon College, York University, Toronto, October 19-20, 2012

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

Organizing committee member, “Expressions of Lusofonia,” Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, York University, October 25-27, 2018

MEDIA COVERAGE (selection)

  • Interview, Diário de Notícias, Lisbon (July 1, 2017): on the Canada 150 celebrations and Justin Trudeau’s governance
  • Interview, CBC.ca article and CBC Radio news story (June 22, 2017): on the murder of Emanuel Jaques in 1977 and the public roundtable discussion “Summer of ’77” (editor’s pick; shared 8,544 times on social media)
  • Interview, “Nós Portugueses,” OMNI TV, Toronto (November 22, 2015): on diaspora, multiculturalism, and the political life of Portuguese Canadians
  • Interviews, Correio da Manhã – Canadá, Sol Português, Voice Newspaper, ABC Newspaper, Post Milénio, FPTV, Camões Radio, Toronto (June 6, 2015): on the launch of the PCHP’s strategic plan and fundraising campaign
  • Guest, Notas Soltas, CHIN Radio, Toronto (May 29, 2015): on the importance of reading
  • Interview, Canadá Contacto, RTP International/ OMNI TV, Lisbon/Toronto (June 27, 2014): on the PCHP’s walking tour
  • Interview, Parkdale Villager|The City Centre MirrorToronto, (June 6, 2013): on the history of Portugal Day celebrations in Toronto
  • Interviews, OMNI TV, FPTV (May 13, 2013), and Correio da Manhã – Canadá (April 30, 2013): on the PCHP’s exhibit “The Portuguese in Toronto, 1953-2013″
  • Guest, Metro Morning with Matt Galloway, CBC Radio (May 13, 2013); and À Conversa, CHIN Radio, Toronto, (May 2, 2013): on the PCHP’s exhibit “The Portuguese in Toronto, 1953-2013″
  • Interview, Fórum Comunidade, RDP International Radio, Oporto (November 24, 2012): on my participation in the First International Forum of Luso Talent
  • Interviews, CityTV, OMNI TV, FPTV, Toronto (March 2, 2012): on the launch of the exhibit “St. Christopher House: a Neighbourhood History”
  • Interview, Universidade Aberta TV, RTP2, Lisbon (July 10, 2011): on my work with the PCHP
  • Guest, Opinião, CIRV Radio, Toronto (March 23, 2011): on my research and public history work
  • Feature, Canadá Contacto, RTP International/ OMNI TV, Lisbon/Toronto (November 25, 2010): on story dedicated to the Portuguese Canadian History Project

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Freelance translator (Portuguese-English-Portuguese), November 2014

Survey editor, Telephone interviewer, Statistics Canada, Government of Canada, Toronto, February 2005 to December 2009

OTHER VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SERVICE

Board member, Heritage Toronto Plaques Committee, November 2017 – ongoing

Board member, Lusophone Studies Association, York University, Toronto, 2014 – 2015

Jury, 2017 Heritage Toronto Awards, short publications, May-June 2017

Jury, Photo contest, “Lusophone Expressions in Ontario,” March 2017

Notetaker, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Toronto, October 2014

Board member, St. Christopher House, Toronto, June 2009 to October 2012

Jury, Essay contest, Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals, May 2013 & 2014

Co-founder, Coordinator, Portuguese Graduate Studies Group, Toronto, 2010 to 2013

Administrative and festival assistant, ReelWorld Foundation, Toronto, October 2006 to April 2007

PREVIOUS REFERENCES

Dr. Dominique Marshall, Dept. of History, Carleton University
Dr. Bruce Elliot, Dept. of History, Carleton University
Dr. Roberto Perin, Dept. of History, Glendon College, York University
Dr. Adrian Shubert, Dept. of History, York University
Dr. William Jenkins, Dept. of History, York University
Dr. Jonathan Edmondson, Chair, Dept. of History, York University
Dr. Marcel Martel, Avie Bennett Historica Chair in Canadian History, York University
Dr. Franca Iacovetta, Dept. of History, University of Toronto – Scarborough
Dr. Manuela Marujo, Associate Chair, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto
Dr. Ilda Januário, OISE
Dr. Maria Fátima Sá, Dept. of History, ISCTE-IUL
Dr. Ângela Barreto Xavier, Dept. of History, ISCTE-IUL
Dr. Ana Mouta Faria, Dept. of History, ISCTE-IUL

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(Last updated April 10, 2017)

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