Research groups

AnimaMídia – Research group in Cartoons and animations

Coordination: Ariane Holzbach

AnimaMídia unites professors and graduate students interested in understanding/ contextualising/ problematising the universe of cartoons in their most varied forms of exhibition and circulation. Our aim is to study this media product in relation to adult and children’s consumption, without limiting it to an unidirectional interpretation of its communicative circuit. We are interested in worldwide cartoons, focusing on Brazilian cartoons in dialogue with foreign productions, particularly considering the complexities of the contemporary globalised scenery, where the production of areas deemed as “peripheral” dialogue and, often, are strengthened in comparison with “mainstream” cartoons.

Therefore, this perspective focuses on historical, sociocultural, and technical aspects that may further the understanding of cartoons as fundamental components of the contemporary world.

CiteLab - Laboratory of Investigation in Science, Innovation, Technology, and Education

Coordination: Thaiane Oliveira

The Laboratory of Investigation in Science, Innovation, Technology, and Education (Cite–Lab) aims at developing research focused on the understanding of communication circulation and the disputes on information about Science, Technology, and Innovation from the Global South. The Laboratory also focuses on developing strategies for scientific public policies, education, and communication. By considering Science as an strategic area for national sovereignty, and as the current centre of political and ideological disputes, this Laboratory aims at understanding how these conflicts over scientific information circulate on social media platforms, the corporate media, and society at large. Science communication is understood as vital for the discussion on Science social impact and the need for evaluative mechanisms for these modes of scientific production circulation. Since each area has a different mode of circulation for their own production, with specific their evaluation criteria of their own, and noting the consolidation of both hegemonic and alternative circuits within the global scenery of Science, Technology, and Innovation, our aim is to understand how this production is inserted within the space for Science circulation worldwide. Aware of the relevant need to advance the dialogue with society, the purpose of Cite–Lab consists of developing research, strategies, and methodologies able to broaden the social impact of Science, Technology, and Innovation, thus offering multidimensional reflections on the significance of communication and education as resources for the circulation of information within society.

Website


Concentration
Media, Culture, and Meaning Production
coLAB (Laboratory of Research on Communication, Political Cultures, and Collaborative Economy)
coLAB is a research group  for the study of communication and political cultures. Its researchers have been focused on investigating the relationship between political behaviour and communication technologies, political economy, and the circulation of information, communication strategies, and dynamics of political sociability and literacy. Its concentrations contemplate studies on political communication and public opinion, political cultures and collective action, and humour and political debate.

Coordination

Viktor Chagas

Website

http://www.colab.uff.br

More info
http://dgp.cnpq.br/dgp/espelhogrupo/8743613284400394

Concentration
Communication Aesthetics and Technologies

Funding
CNPq Universal
FAPERJ APQ1
CNPq Pós-Doutorado Jr.
Capes PAEP
CNPq Master’s scholarships
Capes Master’s and doctoral scholaships
CNPq PIBIC Undergraduate scholarships
CNPq PIBITI Technological Innovation scholarships

Genealogies - Research Group and International Research Network

Coordination: Paula Sibilia e Marianna Ferreira Jorge

The group develops a genealogical methodology in order to investigate some historical transformations that have been affecting subjectivities, in increasingly intense contact with digital technologies of communication and information. The research covers various fields of knowledge, sharing an effort towards conceptual problematization with theoretical and philosophical support. Among the prioritized focuses, we highlight genealogical studies of body and subjective constructions; the influence of arts and media in the production of subjectivities; the historical transformations in body images, in values and beliefs, in the ways of living and suffering.

Photography, Visual, and Graphic Narratives Analysis Research Group (GRAFO/NAVI)

GRAFO/NAVI is devoted to the continuous study of discursive regimes  (and its aesthetic, semiotic, and narratological matrixes) which permeate the media culture universe of images  in several levels (the discursivities of the event  in photojournalism and the fundamentals of narrativity  in comic art. The group is associated to the concentration Communication Aesthetics and Technologies at PPGCOM/UFF, proposing theoretical and methodological frameworks for the interpretation of media products, with a special emphasis on the analysis of visual culture materials.
The repercussions of this group’s actions are specially noted on the level of both individual and collective intellectual production, as well as trough mentoring studies and research, from undergraduates and PIBIC scholarships to postdoctoral scholars, and in the articulation of several institutions involved in its  programs of continuous or contingent actions (UFF, UFRJ, UFS, UFOP, UNEB, UTP).

Further information
http://dgp.cnpq.br/dgp/espelhogrupo/1640120768623941

Concentration
Communication Aesthetics and Technologies

Coordination:
Benjamim Picado (PPGCOM/UFF), Greice Schneider (PPGCOM/UFS)
Professors:
Ana Carolina Lima Santos (UFOP), André Luiz Souza da Silva (UNEB), Angie Gomes Biondi (UTP), Consuelo da Luz Lins (UFRJ), Emmanoel Martins Ferreira (UFF), Mauricio Lissovsky (UFRJ), Thaiane Moreira de Oliveira (UFF)
Students:
Douglas Feitosa Romão (UFF), Dunya Pinto Azevedo (UFMG), Jonathas Miranda de Araujo (UFF), João Senna Teixeira (UFBa), Jéssica Neri dos Reis Neves (UFF), Julio Landim Mano (KU Leuven), Marcelo Leite Barbalho (UFRJ), Wanderley Anchieta (UFF)

Funding
CNPq (Research Productivity Fellowship, master’s, doctoral, and undergraduate  PIBIC scholarships, and various resources);
CAPES (postdoctoral and senior fellowships; master’s and doctoral scholarships);
FAPERJ (Undergraduate scholarships, financial support for participation in events  and book publishing)

LabCult - Laboratory of Research in Urban Cultures and Communication Technologies

Coordinator: Simone Pereira de Sá

The group assembles researches focused on the articulation of communication technologies and contemporary social life aspects, thus cooperating toward the understanding of the computer as a communicational environment. Our work pursues two different concentrations – musicult and cybercult. Musicult favours the theme of the aesthetic experience involved in music production/ circulation/consumption when articulated to communication technologies and identitary dynamics. Generally,  the repercussions of this work is translated into contributions toward the understanding of mass music history, the modes of  hearing in modernity, and the role of technologies within this process.
By its turn,  cybercult  works on games, hypertextual narratives and analyses of the modern urban space as the environment for communication technologies, cooperate for the reflection on the history of communication technologies and cyberculture.

Website
https://www.facebook.com/LabCultUFF/

Further information
http://dgp.cnpq.br/dgp/espelhogrupo/1629895009106886

Concentration
Communication Aesthetics and Technologies

Funding
PROCAD Edital

Laboratory of Studies on Media Intrigues (Media_Müthos)

The Laboratory of Studies on Media Intrigues (Media_Müthos) was created in em 2017, within a context of  regular meetings of different research groups from the Graduate Programs in Communication from UFF (Grafo_Navi), UFBa (Laboratory of Television Fiction Analysis, A-Tevê), and the University of Lausanne (Groupe de Recherche sur la Bande Dessinée, GReBD).  Its main interest is  examining media formats and their narrative regimes (specially those more connected with the production of meaning as “intrigue” or “plotting”), both in fictional or factual matrixes or various regimes of materiality (graphic, visual, and audiovisual). The study of these materials (that encompass an empirical extension ranging from photography to comic books and television serial fiction universes, among others) comprehends  an heuristic horizon of analysis derived from narratology (classic and post-classic) and certain poetic and audiovisual trends (specially those more connected with cognitivist paradigms of analysis).

Further information

Concentration
Communication Aesthetics and Technologies

Members
Coordinators:
Benjamim Picado (PPGCOM/UFF), Greice Schneider (PPGCOM/UFS)
Professors:
Maria Carmem Jacob de Souza (UFBa), João Senna Teixeira (UFBa), Cristiano Figueira Canguçu (UESB) e Raphaël Barnoni (UNIL).
Students:
Wanderley Anchieta (UFF), Priscila Mana Vaz (UFF), Pedro Barata Gomes (UFF), Pedro Drumond (UFF), Luá Octaviano de Oliveira (UFF) e Victória de Lima Regis (UFF

Funding
CAPES (Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships; master’s and doctoral scholarships)

LAN - Laboratory of Experimentation and Research of Media Narratives

Coordination: Fernando Resende

Research group/laboratory of production of content and research of  narratives that aims  at fomenting both the  theoretical advance of relevant issues for the reflection on media aesthetics and culture, and  the experimentation and development of narratives. Its main concern is the indagation on the legitimating nature of given discourses and narratives, such as the so-called journalistic discourses, while comparing media productions like documentaries, games, etc.

Concentration
Media, Culture, and Meaning Production

Members
Fernando Resende (PPGCOM/UFF), Roberto Robalinho (PPGCOM/UFF /doutorando), Ana Cláudia Mendes de Andrade e Peres (PPGCOM/UFF/ doutoranda), Matheus Torreão Farias (PPGCOM/UFF /mestrando), Natascha Enrich de Castro (PPGCOM/UFF /mestranda), Gabriela Chaves de Farias (PPGCOM/UFF /mestranda), Gabriel Ferreirinho (UFF/PIBIC), Letícia Maçulo (UFF/PIBIC), Luan Herdi (UFF/PIBIC)

Funding
CNPq Research Productivity Feloowship
FAPERJ Young Scientist from Our State Fellowship
CAPES Master’s and doctoral scholarships
CNPq PIBIC Undergraduate scholarships

medialudens: Research Group in Digital Media, Experience, and Ludicity

Coordination: Emmanoel Ferreira

Medialudens is devoted to studying contemporary phenomena connected to digital media in its most varied and different forms, holding a particular interest in the investigation of the ludic aspects present in these media. It has two distinct concentrations, as follows: i) Digital Media Archeology, and ii) Digital Media, Experience, and Ludicity, which unite researchers, mentorees, and advisees from different levels of academic formation, ranging from science initiation (PIBIC) and innovation initiation (PIBINOVA) undergraduate scholarship students to master’s and doctoral students around the following objects/phenomena/ research areas: game studies, videogames, boardgames, chipmusic, internet, locative media, digital arts, and media convergence, midiática, among others.

Website
http://www.medialudens.com.br

Further information
http://dgp.cnpq.br/dgp/espelhogrupo/370031

Concentration
Communication Aesthetics and Technologies

MidiÁsia – Research Group in Contemporary Asian Media Culture

MidiÁsia unites researchers  interested in  exploring  issues  related to  media development in the context of Asian countries  and their global impact. In a scenery where international  media culture  increasingly assumes multipolar features, Asia, with its huge social and cultural diversity, offers  fertile  and unexplored grounds for the investigation. Upon analyses and debate on Asia countries contemporary media culture flows,  MidiÁsia aims to build theoretical and methodological references  able to explain the current context of reconfiguration of the global media arena.

Coordination: Afonso de Albuquerque e Krystal Urbano

Website: https://www.midiasia.com.br/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/midiasiauff/

Concentration
Media, Culture, and Production of Meaning

Members
Afonso de Albuquerque (PPGCOM/UFF), Krystal Urbano (PPGCOM/UFF), Daniela Mazur (PPGCOM/UFF), Mayara Araujo (PPGCOM/UFF), Edylene Severiano (PPGCOM/UFF), Mateus Nascimento (PPGHS/UFF) and Alessandra Scangarelli (PPGEEI/UFRGS).

MiDICom – Research Group in Digital Media, Identity, and Communication

Coordination: Beatriz Polivanov

The research group MiDICom aims at reflecting on dynamics  of identity construction, performance of the self, and sociotechnical interactions trough several digital media based on essentially qualitative methodological approaches. Currently, the group has two concentrations: 1) Identitary dynamics and sociotechnical interactions accross digital media , and 2) Performances within musical scenes mediated by digital culture.
The first concentration intends to investigate dynamics of identity construction and sociotechnical interactions accross different digital media environments, such as social media websites, dating apps, among others,  based upon symbolic and material perspectives, thus considering the specificities of technological mediations. By its turn, the second concentration is aimed at problematising the concept of “performance” upon different theoretical perspectives and investigate identitary performances of artists, fans, and other agents involved in contemporary musical scenes that are mediated by digital culture. In both concentrations, the goal is not only considering the communicational intentionality of the actors as expected, but also the ruptures, shifts, and “involuntary gestures” that may occur and affect ideas of expressive coherence.

Further information
dgp.cnpq.br/dgp/espelhogrupo/9084929879181465

Concentration
Communication Aesthetics and Technologies

Members
Beatriz Polivanov, Carla Barros, Ana Luiza de Figueiredo Souza, Beatriz Azevedo Medeiros, Deborah Rodríguez Santos, Jonas Boschetti Pilz, Leandro Aguiar Severino dos Santos, Paulo Alan Deslandes Fragoso

Media, Democracy, and Political Institutions - Lamide

The main goal of this group is analysing how communicative practises, such as journalism and political  propaganda, are conducted in different  platforms (radio, television, internet) and how they relate between themselves and with other Brazilian politics political institutions, such as political parties, the Estate, social movements, etc.

Further information
http://dgp.cnpq.br/dgp/espelhogrupo/0205355057813473

Concentration
Media, Culture, and Production of Meaning

Members
Coordinators: Afonso de Albuquerque (PPGCOM UFF), Marco Roxo (PPGCOM UFF)
Other researchers: Diógenes Lycarião Barreto de Sousa (UFC), Fabro Boaz Steibel (ESPM/RJ), André Bonsanto Dias (PPGCOM), Clara Bezerril Câmara (PPGCOM), Eleonora de Magalhães Carvalho (PPGCOM), Heloneida Souza da Matta (PPGCOM), Juliana Gagliardi de Araujo (PPGCOM), Krystal Cortez Luz Urbano (PPGCOM), Marcelo Alves de Oliveira, Marcelo Alves dos Santos Júnior, Pamela Araujo Pinto (CCAA/RJ), Yasmine Hofmann (PPGCOM)

Funding
Research Produtivity Fellowship – CNPQ
Applied Social Sciences Edital – CNPQ
Master’s and doctorsl scholarships – CAPES

MusiLab - Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Studies on Music and Culture

This research group objective is to unite research and researchers around the theme of music circulation within society. The privileged themes articulate debates and negotiations on class, race, gender, and politics under an interdisciplinary perspective. Upon a connection between Cultural Studies, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology, the studies are conducted toward issues of cultural value, identities, and violence,  considering music and sound not only as vectors for encounters and consensus, but of confrontation, conflicts, disputes, and disturbance.

Coordination
Felipe Trotta

Further information
http://dgp.cnpq.br/dgp/espelhogrupo/0430523652522456

Concentration
Communication Aesthetics and Technologies

NEMACS - Centre of Studies on Mass Communication and Consumption

NEMACS develops research activities in the field of Communication, consumption, and contemporary culture. Its main areas of interest are:
i) media ethnography and audience studies;
ii) production of meaning within mas culture;
iii) mediatization and new power relations within contemporary society;
iv) new economic configurations in cultural industry;
v) television studies;
vi) Celebrity and fan culture phenomena;
vii) media, consumption, and material culture

Coordinators
Carla Barros and Bruno Campanella

Further information
http://dgp.cnpq.br/dgp/espelhogrupo/9327111871030687

Concentration
Media, Culture, and Meaning Production

Funding
Universal CNPQ Edital, CNPQ 14/2014
Faperj Young Scientist from Our State Fellowship 06/2015
CAPES master’s and doctoral scholarships

Centre of Studies on Violence and Communication - NevCom

Coordenation: Kléber Mendonça

Concentration
Media, Culture, and Meaning Production

Funding
CNPq Humanities Edital (2014)
FAPERJ Humanities Edital (2013)
Faperj Young Scientist from Our State Fellowship (2015-2017)
APQ1 Faperj (2013)

Televisions - Research Centre on Television and New Media

Coordination: Ariane Holzbach and Mayka Castellano

Televisions unites researchers and students interested in understanding the relation between television, here considered as technology and cultural form, and the conflicts emerged from the current media context, marked by the effervescent audiovisual reconfiguration particularly generated by the popularisation  of digital culture. Among other objectives, Televisions intend to elaborate theoretical and methodological models that allow for the understanding of the cultural and social dynamics of television and new audiovisual media, by focusing on the reconfiguration of language, the communicative circuit of television products, the production of meaning, and the relationship between these products, media outlets, and the audience. 

Concentration
Media, Culture, and Meaning Production