Bevor Dora Sampaio (Ph.D. Human Geography, Sussex) als Postdoktorandin der Max-Planck Forschungsgruppe „Altern in Zeiten der Mobilität“ betrat, war sie assoziierte Tutorin und Gastdozentin an der University of Sussex, wo sie in den Bereichen Humangeographie und Migrationsstudien lehrte, sowie Research Fellow am Zentrum für Geographische Studien der Universität Lissabon, wo sie an einer Reihe von nationalen und internationalen Projekten im Bereich der Migrationsstudien mitarbeitete. Ihre Forschungsinteressen liegen an der Schnittstelle von Altern und transnationalen (Im-)Mobilitäten. Dabei liegt ihr Fokus auf Fragen der Pflege, der intergenerationellen Beziehungen, der Ungleichheit und der Strategien im Lebensverlauf. Die Ergebnisse ihrer Forschung hat sie in Area, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of Rural Studies, Finisterra sowie in einer Reihe von Sammelbänden veröffentlicht.




Fonseca, M. L., McGarrigle, J., Esteves, A., Sampaio, D., Carvalho, R. F., Malheiros, J., & Moreno, L. (2012). Modes of inter-ethnic coexistence in three neighbourhoods in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area: a comparative perspective. Lisbon: Colibri / Centro de Estudos Geográficos.


Sampaio, D., King, R., & Walsh, K. (2018). Geographies of the ageing-migration nexus: An introduction. Area, 50(4), 440-443. doi:10.1111/area.12463. Link

Beiträge in Sammelwerken

Sampaio, D. (2021). The sea as a lifestyle: (Im)mobilities, liminality, and life course transitions among permanently settled sailors in the Azores (Portugal). In J. Domínguez-Mujica, J. McGarrigle, & J. M. Parreño-Castellano (Eds.), International Residential Mobilities: From Lifestyle Migrations to Tourism Gentrification (pp. 33-50). S.l.: Springer-Nature. Link

Sampaio, D., & Carvalho, R. F. (2017). From the Al-Maghrib to the Al-Gharb: an anatomy of the recruitment and labour incorporation of Moroccan agricultural workers in the Algarve, Southern Portugal. In A. Corrado, C. De Castro, & D. Perrotta (Eds.), Migration and agriculture: mobility and change in the Mediterranean area. Routledge ISS studies in rural livelihoods (15) (pp. 231-246). London: Routledge.

Sampaio, D. (2017). ‘Is this really where home is?’ Experiences of home in a revisited homeland among ageing Azorean returnees. In Z. Vathi, & R. King (Eds.), Return migration and psychosocial wellbeing discourses, policy-making and outcomes for migrants and their families. Routledge research in race and ethnicity. London: Routledge.


Sampaio, D. (2020). Languages of othering and cultural hybridity. Transnational cultures of ageing in the context of return to the Azores. Ageing & Society.  Link

Sampaio, D. (2020) Ageing strategically: On migration, care, and diversity in later life. Population, Space and Place. Link

Sampaio, D. (2020). Caring by Silence: How (Un)documented Brazilian Migrants Enact Silence as a Care Practice for Aging Parents. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships.  Link

Sampaio, D., & King, R. (2019). It's not everybody that wants to stay on a remote island’: Understanding distinction in the context of lifestyle migrants growing older in the Azores. Journal of rural studies, 72, 186-195. Link

Sampaio, D. (2018). A place to grow older … alone? Living and ageing as a single older lifestyle migrant in the Azores. Area, 50(4), 459-466. Link

Sampaio, D., King, R., & Walsh, K. (Eds.). (2018). Geographies of the ageing-migration nexus [Special Issue]. Area, 50(4). Link

Sampaio, D. (2017). Ageing ‘here’ or ‘there’? Spatio-temporalities in older labour migrants’ return aspirations from the Azores. Finisterra, 52(106), 49-64.

King, R., Lulle, A., Sampaio, D., & Vullnetari, J. (2016). Unpacking the ageing–migration nexus and challenging the vulnerability trope. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43(2), 182-198.

Esteves, A. & Sampaio, D. (2013). Language proficiency among immigrants and the establishment of interethnic relations: a comparative analysis of Bilbao, Lisbon and Rotterdam. Finisterra, XLVII(96), 65-88.


Sampaio, D. (2020). Interview (based on the published article ‘A place to grow older … alone? Living and ageing as a single older lifestyle migrant in the Azores’, Area): Retired and Single in the Azores. Aging Horizons Bulletin, November/December Issue. Link

Sampaio, D. (2019). Blog post: ‘Boa viagem’ (or ‘visa trips’): on migration, separation, and faith. Accounts from my fieldwork with transnational Brazilian families. Link

Amrith, M., & Sampaio, D. (2019). Blog post: Reflections on the ‘Grey is the New Pink: Moments of Ageing’ exhibition. Link

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