José Sanjinés - Coastal Carolina University
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José Sanjinés

Professor, Communication, Media, and Culture

Jonathan Doe
Contact José Sanjinés

Brittain Hall 319

Spring 2021 (Virtual) Office Hours
Wednesdays 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Dr. Sanjinés has lived in the United States most of his life. He teaches various courses on semiotics (the study of signs and systems of communication), cultural studies, and world film. He is currently President of Coastal Carolina University’s AAUP Chapter. Among the things he enjoys are sailing and traveling by train.


Doctor of Philosophy, Spanish Culture & Literature. April 1990.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Master of Arts, Spanish Language & Culture. May 1985
Syracuse University

Bachelor of Arts, Economics. May 1982
Maxwell School of Economics, Syracuse University


His recent scholarship explores the possibilities (and limits) of today’s multimodal systems of communication. He has published numerous articles in journals such as Semiotica, Signs and Society, Studies in Communication Science, Sign System Studies, Semiotics, The American Journal of Semiotics, The Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis, The Latin Americanist and Point of Contact.  He is the aurthor of poetry, fiction, and a book on the short narrative of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar Paseos en el horizonte (Strolls on the Horizon).

Teaching Areas

Semiotics of Culture, World Film, Cultural Studies

Research Areas

Transnacional Cinema, Intersemiosis, Cognitive Semiotics

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