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José Sanjinés, PhD

Professor - Communication, Media, & Culture

Contact José Sanjinés, PhD
843-349-2467 sanjines@coastal.edu

Brittain Hall (BRTH) 319

Spring 2023 Office Hours
Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00pm
*Synchronous virtual office hours as indicated in class syllabi.

Biography

Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Dr. José 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.

Education

Ph.D., Spanish Culture & Literature, Syracuse University (1990)
M.A., Spanish Culture & Literature, Syracuse University (1985)
B.A., Economics, Maxwell School of Economics, Syracuse University (1982)

Publications 

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).

Program Affiliations

Graduate Studies

Teaching Areas

Semiotics of culture, world film, cultural studies

Research Areas

Transnacional cinema, intersemiosis, cognitive semiotics

View his wesbsite here.