Lucia Santaella

Year of birth, place
1944, São Paulo, Brazil
Lucia Santaella is full professor in Communication Studies at São Paulo Catholic University (PUC-SP). She has published more than 30 books on Semiotics, Media and Cultural Studies. She is the director of the CIMID, Centre of Research in Digital Media, PUC-SP, and also the director of the Centre for Peirce Studies. She directed the Brazilian side of a PROBRAL research project (Brazil-Germany/Capes-DAAD) on word and image relations in the media from 2000 to 2003. In 1987, she was guest professor at the Freie Universität, Berlin (DAAD). Several research projects were also developed in Germany (Kassel, Berlin, Dagstuhl/sponsored by Fapesp-DAAD) from 1995 onwards. She was associate member of the Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe für Kulturforschung, Universität Kassel until 2009.
She has received the Jabuti Award (2002, 2009, and 2011), the Sérgio Motta Award (Líber, 2005), and the Luiz Beltrão Award (2010). She has published 41 books and more than 300 essays.

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