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Maria DeSa

M. Gloria de Sá has a Ph.D. in sociology from Brown University and is associate professor of  sociology and faculty director of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, U.S.A. Her research interests intersect the fields of immigration, race and ethnicity as they relate to Portuguese-speaking groups in the U.S., with a particular focus on the adjustment process of  Portuguese-Americans. Some of her peer-reviewed publications include“Neuropsychological Assessment and Cognitive Aging of Portuguese-Americans”(2015, with Andrew Revell), "The Portuguese of the U.S. in 2006: Economic and Social Characteristics" (2012),“The Portuguese-American Digital Newspaper Collection at the University of Massachusetts,Dartmouth.”(2012, with Sonia Pacheco), and“Brazilian Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Massachusetts and California”(2011).A Portuguese immigrant tot he U.S. herself, she has worked with various community organizations serving immigrants,including directing the Immigrants Assistance Center in New Bedford, Mass, U.S.A.