Portuguese American Journal


Editor: Carolina Matos

Assistant Editor: Helena James

Contact and Submissions: editor@portuguese-american-journal.com


The Portuguese-American Journal (PAJ) is an interactive news blog dedicated to the Portuguese-American heritage with the purpose of informing and offering an insight into the Portuguese-American experience.

The Portuguese American Journal honors freedom of speech but does not allow for defamatory, malicious or abusive language including intimidation, name calling, and bullying. Comments that break these requirements, including falsehoods and/or desinformation will be deleted without notice. Bullying behavior will be blocked.

The Portuguese American Journal is ranked by GoogleNews 


André Darlington

Billie Maciunas

Kathi Stafford

George Monteiro

Joy Hanford

Juan José Morales

Len Port

Michael Colson

Miguel Carvalho

Millicent Borges Accardi

Naseer Ahmad

David Mendonça

Oona Patrick

Richard Simas

Carolina Matos is the founder and editor of  the Portuguese Portuguese American Journal blog online. She was the Editor–in-Chief for The Portuguese American Journal, in print, from 1985 to 1995. From 1995 to 2010, she was a consultant for Lisbon based Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD). She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and a Master’s Degree in English and Education from Brown University and holds a Doctorate in Education from Lesley University. She is former adjunct professor at Lesley University, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses. In 2004, Carolina Matos was honored with the Comenda da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique presented by Jorge Sampaio, President of Portugal.

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