Biographical Information

António Sousa Monteiro is a doctoral student of Modern and Contemporary History at ISCTE-IUL. He has a bachelor’s degree in European Studies and International Politics, and a master’s degree in International Relations, both from the University of Azores. His master’s thesis is intituled “As Ilhas nas Relações Internacionais: o caso da Ilha de Santa Maria no Século XX”. His main interests regard the international role of the Azores islands, in particular Santa Maria, with special emphasis on the Azores’s air connection to the world. He has professional experience in the field of tourism, and was a member of the Vila do Porto municipal assembly. He was a co-founder, and is currently the president, of the LPAZ association –  Associação para a Promoção e Valorização do Aeroporto de Santa Maria.