Roy Eric Xavier, Ph.D – Biographical Information

Dr. Roy Eric Xavier is the Director of the Portuguese and Macanese Studies Project at U.C. Berkeley’s “Institute for the Study of Societal Issues”. His current research focuses on the history of Luso-Asian and Macanese communities around the world, and cultural and economic diversity in modern day Macau, a Special Administrative Region of China. His articles have appeared in several publications, including the Macau Government’s “Review of Culture”, the Macau daily newspaper “Jornal Tribuna de Macau”, the University of Hong Kong’s “Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society”, and recently in Prof. Geoffrey Gunn’s anthology: “Wartime Macau” published through Columbia University. A fifth-generation descendant of Macau, Dr. Xavier was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Macau (Hengqin campus) in 2015, where he lectured on cultural and economic diversity. His current research can be followed on FarEastCurrents.com and at Academia.edu.

Dr. Xavier also is the President of the Alianca Internacional Macaense (AIM), an international consulting firm with offices in Macau, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. A key feature of AIM’s success is a network of American and Portuguese business professionals and technical experts in the United States, Canada, and Europe. They are among 1.5 million descendants of Macau and over 42 million people of Portuguese ancestry around the world.

AIM uses this network to provide consulting services, expertise, and business partnerships for governments and companies in China and the United States, Canada, and Portugal. AIM’s concentration is on environmental solutions, energy efficiency, gaming, construction auditing and oversight, technology, finance, investments, higher education, and bio-medical services, following China’s “One Belt One Road” strategy based on cultural communication. Information about AIM can be found at Alianca Internacional Macaense – International Macanese Alliance.

Dr. Xavier received his Doctorate and Masters degrees in Sociology, with an emphasis on digital technologies and ethnic communities, from the University of California, Berkeley. He received a Bachelors degree in Sociology and History from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to his directorship at U.C. Berkeley, Dr. Xavier founded and managed KCRT Television and Digital Services in the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, providing cable TV, mobile, and ISP services to 90,000 users in Richmond, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Albany, and Berkeley.

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