J o ã o Q u e i r o z
J.Q. is a professor at the Institute of Arts and Design, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, where he coordinates the Iconicity Research Group (IRG). Queiroz earned a Ph.D. in Communication and Semiotics from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), and received a post-doctoral fellowship in Intelligent Systems and Artificial Life at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEEC-DCA), State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and in Philosophy of Biology at the Institute of Biology, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). He Diagrammatical reasoning and Peircean logic representations’ (2011), and with Floyd Merrell on 'Abductive inference' (2005). He co-edited two special issues of the journal Semiotica – International Journal of Semiotic Studies – with Frederik Stjernfelt on ‘
He is co-editor of the Commens Digital Companion to Charles S. Peirce, with Mats Bergman and Sami Paavola. The Commens Digital Companion provides resources and tools for students and scholars of Peirce. Commens contains a new type of on-line publication platform, consisting of a unique quotation dictionary, an encyclopedia of original research articles, and a bibliographical database.
Besides, he has been involved in various projects of intersemiotic translation – examples include translations of Gertrude Stein to dance with Daniella Aguiar. Recently, Queiroz has also started a new research project. For this project, he is examining the protocubist prose of the Brazilian modernist Oswald de Andrade, the founder of the Anthropofagic movement, with a focus on Andrade’s strong relationship with Blaise Cendrars.