Academic profile






“I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.”  Malcom X

Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG, Brazil). Graduated in Library Studies at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1993), with a master’s degree in Education for the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1996), doctorate in Communication and Semiotics for Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (2002) and post-doctorate in Cognitive Semiotics and New Media for Maison de Sciences de l’ Homme (2006-2007).
Current director of informational governance at UFMG (DGI/UFMG), responsible for the enforcement of the law of access to information and for UFMG’s ombudsman.
Coordinator of Núcleo de Estudos das Mediações e Usos Sociais dos Saberes e Informações em Ambientes Digitais (NEMUSAD). Experienced in the area of Science of Information, with emphasis in information technologies.
Scope and studies of interest include:

  • Orality, memory and traditional cultures,

  • Digital Humanities,

  • Semiotics applied to informational studies,

  • Information organization: theoretical foundations, mediations and applications,

  • Organization of information in collaborative environments