Research groups

Center for Convergence in New Media

The Center for Convergence in New Media was created in 2005, under the coordination of Profa. Regina Helena Alves Silva. The group is dedicated to the study of urban cultures, digital information and communication technologies and their application in social contexts. Given the advancement of digital information and communication technologies, the group combines technological research with social research, seeking to reflect on the processes involved in this interaction, especially those of digital inclusion.

Since 2012, CCNM has also been working in NucCon (Intermediate Connections Research Center and NucleUrb (Urban Cultures Research Center)).

NucCon intends to conceptually discuss and conduct empirical and / or applied research on the multiple intermediate connections currently underway. It is formed by professors Camila Mantovani, Carlos d'Andréa, Fernanda Duarte, Geane Alzamora, Joana Ziller, Sônia Pessoa and Vanessa Brandão.

The NucleUrb is born from the collective and interdisciplinary exercise of researchers and students whose investigations and reflections have the urban space as their object and / or theme. It is coordinated by professor Regina Helena Alves Silva.

Collective Marta (Research Group on Communication and Sports Cultures)

The Collective Marta was created in 2018 and have the main purpose to ellaborate research paths at the intersection between Communication and Sport. We propose to study the phenomena issue of this interface from contemporary theoretical perspectives of Communication, especially those that dialogue with culture, politics and critical approaches to analysis. Within the group, we seek to make room for research themes not yet treated considering this intersection, highlighting invisible actors within sport practices and institutions. Therefore, the choice of the name Collective Marta is do to our aim to demarcate a certain political position around the traditional research agendas of the area. The group's main research lines are: (1) fan cultures and practices; (2) protests and activism in sport; (3) sport, gender and communication; (4) sports political economy; and (5) sport and communication formations. The group is coordinated by Professor Ana Carolina Vimieiro.

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Collective Studies, Ethnographic Research and Communicational Actions in Risk Contexts (CORISCO)

The research collective led by Professor Luciana Oliveira, started in 2016 and brings together people interested in studies developed in multiple fields, ethnographic research and action in the communicational field in risky contexts. The name and acronym of the group came from the idea of making research in contexts of vulnerability and resistance. The acronym is also a reference to Lampião's companion, Corisco, a popular anti-hero of cangaço - a stigmatized movement of ferocious bandits - that represented an ideal of how we can create justice and repair damage through direct actions that greatly inspires the work done by the group.

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Communication, Accessibility and Vulnerability Research Group (AFETOS)

Afetos started its activities in 2017 and had its registration in the CNPq Research Groups Directory. The activities developed by the group focuses on theoretical and conceptual reflections that encompass multiple communicational aspects that challenge the subjects in their subjectivities, autonomy and relationships with technologies as socially constructed ways of providing equity in the world. The main aim of the group is to sustain an ethical conviction about research and projects that can affect society emotionally for a science that believes in more hospitable and less unequal worlds. People with disabilities are welcome as research subjects and not just as research objects.

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Communication, Race and Gender Research Group (CORAGEM)

The group exists since 2012, under the coordination of Professor Laura Guimarães Corrêa. Until 2017, it was linked to Research Group in Image and Sociability (GRIS) under the acronym GRISpub. At that time, the research projects were focused on critical reflections on advertising, media and consumption. In recent years, the themes of the group have been gradually converging to studies on communication, race and gender. The formalization of the group was in 2018 at Research Groups Directory (DGP) of CNPq. Coragem - Research Group on Communication, Race and Gender makes explicit its emphasis on the research of communicative practices, especially the media, from an interactional and intersectional approach. Aiming at the analysis of discourses and counter-discourses that circulate in society, we investigated mediatized relations and representations of race, gender, class, sexuality, among others, reflecting on social inequalities, power relations, tensions, negotiations and actions of subjects and groups interacting with each other. various contemporary media and platforms.

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Female poetics, feminist politics: women in cinema

Research group that develops itself as an axe of the already consolidated research group Poetics of Experience, from UFMG. Conceived by Professor Roberta Veiga and coordinated by her, the project seeks to house several researches (undergraduate and postgraduate) that, more generally, are dedicated to study and discuss the ways in which women are engendered in and with cinema in general. its aesthetic as well as political sense, that is, how the woman happens cinematographically whether she is director, character or both. Since May 2018, the research group have its encounters twice a month, with the proposal that, from the writing of the film and the method of filming - be it the fictional, documentary or autobiographical work - to think about how the woman constitutes herself in relation to their desires and demands, to the modes of visibility and resistance to chauvinist capitalism and the various mechanisms of oppression it produces.

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Image and Sociability Research Group (GRIS)

GRIS was created in 1994 and registered in the CNPq Research Groups Directory. The central theme that unifies the group is the interrelationship between images and sociability in the configuration of communicative processes. The various projects developed within the scope of GRIS are characterized by the analytical treatment of their respective objects through the concepts of interaction (interaction and communication), experience (aesthetic experience, experience and mediation), daily life; interlocutors, interfaces and devices.

GRIS consists of research subgroups, coordinated by doctoral professors:

GRISPop - Study Group on Media Interactions and Contemporary Cultural Practices, coordinated by Prof. Vera Regina Veiga France.
GRISom - Study Group on Sound Languages, coordinated by Prof. Graziela Mello Vianna.

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Media and Public Sphere Research Group (EME)

The Research Group on Media and Public Sphere has started its activities since 1998, with registration in the Directory of Research Groups of CNPq. The group has explored the role of the media in promoting public debate and in pre-structuring the Brazilian public space. It investigates the interfaces that the media establish with the formation of public opinion, political will and social identities, particularly dealing with the expression, performance and public argumentation of social movements and civic groups. The EME is coordinated by Professor. Rousiley Celi Moreira Maia.

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Research group on historicities of communicational forms (Ex-press)

The purpose of the group is to reveal possible powers in the gesture of historicizing forms of communication, taking the print as a kind of pivot whose trajectory we treat as a place of overflow that (in) forms different communicational processes and (con) forms them in their contemporary configurations. It is a matter of observing such processes by highlighting material expressions in a possible way to understand the way relations between different media are configured and, simultaneously, overflow to other social systems. We are interested in the flows and transformations, the constitution of materialities as a kind of knot in which the aspects of language, disputes of meaning and power emerge in their configuration process. Thus, the surface and thickness of the media textualities, their flows, mobilities, regimes and modes of intelligibility, in their temporal and often temporary conformations, are aimed at establishing, in a critical perspective, their connections and connections with contemporary culture and culture and social imagination.

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Sociotechnical Network Studies (R-EST)

Founded in 2019, the group aims to systematize a set of theoretical, empirical and methodological studies that seek to approximate communication / media studies with the Science and Technology Studies (STS). The research line 'Online Platforms, Algorithms and Digital Methods' focuses on the investigation of the technopolitical dimensions of a heterogeneous set of online platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Uber. The research line 'Media, technologies and controversies in sports' focuses on the articulations and tensions between different technological artifacts, media devices and contemporary sports practices (with emphasis on football). The group is coordinated by Professor Carlos d'Andréa.

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Television Communication and Culture Research Group (COMCULT)

Created in 2008 at the Postgraduate Program in Communication of UFMG, under the coordination of Profa. Simone Maria Rocha, the Research Group on Television Communication and Culture (COMCULT) is fundamentally dedicated to the study of the relationship between television and culture, covering all aspects and dimensions of the television environment. The texts - fictional, informative or entertainment programs - are analyzed from an aesthetic perspective as well as from historical, cultural and political questions. These analytical perspectives do not oppose each other as antithetical approaches but are linked to the extent that both constitute television products: styles, poetics and narrative models; historical and political-cultural matrices; the staging of the popular and the cultural and political representation of the masses; the rights of cultural-identity recognition; memory and its articulation with the present; the aesthetic-popular matrices; Relations with the audience. It is about understanding how the stylistic decisions made by the teams make us see the historical and cultural marks of the context and the place in which the productions were made.

In methodological terms, COMCULT is dedicated to the development of an integral analysis of both fictional and informative and opinionated productions, which requires attention to aesthetic and stylistic aspects related to genres and their formats. The historical, sociological, or political approach that can be profoundly impoverished for not having these other valuing elements of fiction and information is not enough. The technological development of television, in recent years, has enhanced television style and made possible increasingly sensory audiovisual narratives that lead the viewer into the screen world. And if style helps to tell a narrative, and to make connections between television and culture, one can imagine that relevant cultural matrices in a given reality are a prime source for television to tell its stories. Thus, we care about the stylistic and the formal on the one hand, as dimensions of the creative imagination, but also as devices for building and seducing audiences and generating likelihood, among other reasons.

In the study of narratives and political-cultural matrices we are interested in the past, the historical and the memory. But also the present, political action and agency in the construction of new citizenships and more inclusive societies in the political, cultural and social dimensions.

By adopting the term televisualities, the Group is attentive to a contemporary situation in which TV is watched and produced on other platforms, and opens to a universe of research that involves not only conventional television, but also TV. digital, corporate digital TV, web video, webseries and on demand.

More information about COMCULT on its Facebook page.

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