Distributed November 28, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Kristen Cole

News Advisory

Scholar’s book about the Azores to be launched in New Bedford

Top minds in the field of Portuguese studies will discuss a new bibliography by Brown doctoral candidate Miguel Moniz at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, in New Bedford. Moniz’ work facilitates future study of the Azores.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A ceremony to launch the U.S. release of a Brown scholar’s bibliography on the Azores will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m., at a branch of the New Bedford Public Library. Miguel Moniz’ book facilitates study of the Azores, islands that are the point of origin for the overwhelming majority of Portuguese immigrants in southern New England.

Azores: World Bibliographical Series (Oxford: Clio Press, 1999) is an annotated bibliography of primarily English-language publications, including reviews of nearly 800 books, journal articles, and theses covering the archipelago’s history, politics, literature, contemporary culture, natural features and migration patterns.

As a doctoral candidate at Brown, Moniz spent the past several years performing research in the Azores. He is in the process of writing a dissertation that examines the forced deportation of non-citizen U.S. and Canadian residents convicted of felonies.

Onésimo Almeida, Brown professor and chairman of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
Stephen C. Lubkemann, post-doctoral fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies
Miguel Moniz, author

Discussion of Azores, a new volume in the World Bibliographical Series. Almeida will introduce the discussion; Lubkemann will discuss the bibliography’s content; and Moniz will be available to answer questions.

Casa da Saudade, a branch of the New Bedford Public Library
58 Crapo Street
New Bedford, Mass.

6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000