Essayist, Professor, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade Lusófona

José Bragança de Miranda

Researcher, essayist and university professor. He graduated in Sociology from ISCTE in 1982, and earned a Ph. D. in Communication Sciences from Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2001, where he became an aggregate professor of Cultural Theory in 2000. He teaches Cultural Theory, Media Theory, Cyberculture and Contemporary Art in undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programmes at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa’s Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, where he began working in 1995. He is a visiting professor at Universidade Lusófona. Former director of the Department of Communication Sciences of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (1990-1992), he was researcher and president of the board at the Centre for Research on Communication and Languages (CECL) from 2006 to 2011. He is currently in charge of the master’s programme in Contemporary Culture and New Technologies. He is on the editorial staff of several journals, he is former editor of Revista de Comunicação e Linguagens (RCL), and he is the current editor of Caleidoscópio. He is vice-president and co-founder of SOPCOM – the Portuguese Association for Communication Sciences. He was co-commissioner of the Ligações-Links-Liaisons project for Porto 2001 – European Capital of Culture, ~together with Maria Teresa Cruz, a project that led to the publication of the book Crítica das Ligações na Era da Técnica. He is the author of numerous essays on a broad range of subjects pertaining to contemporary culture, with extensive work written on the subjects of communications and cultures, cyberculture and media studies.