Migration and racism
My dissertation is a mixed-methods, comparative empirical study of how race and racism shape the identities, perceptions, outcomes, and networks of international migrants. Focusing on a diverse immigrant group (Brazilians) in two cities (Boston, United States; and Lisbon, Portugal) with contrasting systems of racial classification and immigration policies, I ask how:
- The ethnic and racial identities and attitudes of international migrants change during the migration process;
- Race, skin color and racism influence the incorporation outcomes of international migrants; as well as
- The composition and structure of their transnational ties, including their networks of assistance to further migration;
- And how these outcomes interact with individual elements (e.g. class, gender, documentation status); and with
- Structural differences inputted by national institutional structures, systems of racial formation and migration policies.