Areas of concentration and research lines

The PPGCOM is structured in a single research area called Communication Sciences and three research lines. 

Research line 1
Communication, Networks and Languages: Theoretical and Empirical Objects 

Studies of theories, methodologies and languages that are part of the communicational process. It focuses on discussing and renewing the epistemological, theoretical and methodological framework of the field of communication, considering the theoretical and empirical research objects, in the digital context in its cultural, aesthetic, socioeconomic, political and ecological aspects. 

Articulated research groups: 

CECOM - Communication studies centre 
CETVN – Telenovela studies centre 
CPCT – Communication and work research centre 
GELiDis - Languages and Discourses in the Media 
Journalism, Law and Freedom research group 
Social Dialogue Epistemology Research Group 
Laboratory of Innovation, Development and Research in Educommunication 

Certified professors

Anderson Vinicius Romanini
Cremilda Celeste de Araujo Medina
Eugênio Bucci
Maria Cristina Palma Mungioli
Maria Immacolata Vassallo de Lopes
Roseli Fígaro Paulino 

In research line 1, professors and research groups work around themes related to epistemology, theories, communication and language methodologies and the production of meanings/ communication semiosis. Digital crosses all these themes and understands the transformations caused in work, culture and organization of society. The articulation between research groups and between professors takes place around the axes: languages, theories and culture, and in the development of specific research objects. Teachers articulate and exchange experiences in research seminars, in annual research meetings of Conexão-Pós, with activities developed by the professors. 


Research line 2
Communication Processes: Technologies, Production and Consumption 

Studies of communication processes, digital technologies, languages, networks and formats, in the context of media ecology, culture and economics. The theoretical and methodological approach focuses the relationship between communication, technologies and consumption. It discusses these relationships from the scope of production, reception, meanings and narratives in the daily lives of people, institutions and society. 

Articulated research groups

COM+ - Communication, Journalism and Digital Media Research Group
ALTERJOR – Alternative journalism
GESC3 - Semiotic Study Group in Communication, Culture and Consumption
GEIC – Communication Image Study Group
4C- Center for Cognitive Sciences and Communication 

Certified Professors

Elizabeth Nicolau Saad Corrêa
Eneus Trindade Barreto Filho
Leandro Leonardo Batista
Luciano Victor Barros Maluly
Maria Clotilde Perez Rodrigues
Wagner Souza e Silva 

In research line 2, professors and research groups work around themes of digital techniques and technologies, in the reflection on communication and its different languages: journalism, photography, publishing, advertising, and the cognitive process; as well as around themes related to training, culture and the circulation of cultural goods and consumption. Each professor and research group develop important and relevant papers, as well as articulate and exchange experiences in research seminars, in annual research meetings of Conexão-Pós, with activities developed by the professors. 


Research line 3
Communication: Interfaces and Institutions 

Communication studies in its social, technological and institutional interfaces. It aims to apprehend communication in the organizational and political aspects, having as its constitutive instance the educational, economic, cultural and ecological processes. Epistemological, theoretical and methodological reflection takes place within the scope of the dialogue between different social practices. 

Articulated Research Groups

CECORP - Organizational Communication and Public Relations Study Centre
DICULT – Diversity, Interculturality, Communication and Cultural Languages Study Group
GENN – NCE Narratives Study Group
Communication and Education Center Laboratory of Innovation, Development and Research in Educommunication
CECOM - Communication Study Center
MECOM – Educommunicative mediations 

Certified Professors

Adilson Odair Citelli
Claudia Lago
Luiz Alberto Beserra de Farias
Margarida Maria Krohling Kunsch
Maria Aparecida Ferrari
Paulo Roberto Nassar
Richard Romancini 

In research line 3, work around the themes of communication that involve organizations and institutions of different profiles (educational, political, business). They develop research on the communication’s potential, epistemological and theoretical aspects, transformation of these institutions, the context of freedom of speech, democracy, sustainability and humanistic education. Each professor and research group develop important and relevant papers, as well as articulate and exchange experiences in research seminars, in annual research meetings of Conexão-Pós, with activities developed by the professors.