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, Brazil. 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). He co-edited two special issues of the journal Semiotica – International Journal of Semiotic Studies – with Frederik Stjernfelt on ‘Diagrammatical reasoning and Peircean logic representations’ (2011),
and with Floyd Merrell on 'Abductive inference' (2005). His research interests include: Peirce's Philosophy and Semiotics, Biosemiotics, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Semiotics as well as South-American and Brazilian art and literature.

He has been involved in various projects of intersemiotic and interlinguistic translation – examples include translations of Bob Brown to Spanish with Rosario Lázaro, as well as Gertrude Stein to dance with Daniella AguiarQueiroz 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.