Professoreduardo neiva
Heritage Hall Building 307
(205) 934-8912

Research and Teaching Interests: Communication Studies Research

Office Hours: By appointment only.

  • BA, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Social Communication
  • PhD, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Eduardo Neiva’s career as a college professor extends from South America to the United States and then Europe. At the beginning of the last decade, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to join, as Research Associate, the Research Center for Language and Semiotic Studies of Indiana University. This was the beginning of his closer ties to the American academic world. At almost the same time that Dr. Neiva was awarded the Fulbright scholarship, he received a grant from the USIS (United States Information Service) to teach and do research in the UAB Department of Communication Studies. Since then, he returned to the United States, gained his naturalized American citizenship, became a faculty member of UAB’s Communication Studies Department (where he is now Full Professor), and was the founding Director of the Graduate Program.

Dr. Neiva's published academic output is comprised of 14 books and numerous articles. His academic works are mainly written in either Portuguese or English, but his articles have been translated into Japanese, Spanish, French, and Italian. His book Communication Games was published in English and translated into Portuguese and Mandarin. Dr. Neiva is also a lexicographer, author of the most comprehensive dictionary of communication and media in Portuguese: Dicionário Houaiss de Comunicação e Multimídia (2013).

Dr. Neiva devotes his intellectual efforts to many aspects of communication studies, doing his best to be worthy of its multiplicity. He has taught Communication Studies in Brazil (his native country), the United States, and Portugal with the aide of experience of more than two decades in the academic world and of more than one culture.

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  • CMST 405: Contemporary Philosophies of Communication
  • CMST 413: Language and Thought
  • CMST 495: Mass Media and Society
  • Neiva, E. (2007). Communication Games: The Semiotic Foundation of Culture. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Neiva, E. (1999). Mythologies of Vision: Image, Culture, and Visuality. Bern: Peter Lang.
  • Neiva, E., Nepomuceno, J., & Rector, M. Editors (1999). Comunicação e Modernidade: Um Estudo Discursivo. Belém do Pará, Brazil: Centrode Letras e Artes/Universidade Federal do Pará
  • Neiva, E. (1999). O Racionalismo Crítico de Karl Popper. Rio de Janeiro: Francisco Alves.
  • Neiva, E. & Rector, M. Editors. (1997). Comunicação na Era Pósmoderna. Petrópolis: Vozes
  • Neiva, E. (1996). O Que Aprender com Antigas Catástrofes: Comunicação deMassa,Técnica e Sociedade. São Paulo: Editora Ática
  • Neiva, E. (1992). Um Inferno de Espelhos: Comunicação, Cultura e Mundo Natural. Rio de Janeiro: Rio Fundo.
  • Neiva, E. (1991). Comunicação:Teoria e Prática Social. São Paulo: Brasiliense.
  • Neiva, E. (1986). Sapatilhas de Satã. São Paulo: Editora Max Limonad.
  • Editorial board, De Signis
  • Fellow, The International Institute of Communicology
  • Member, The Scientific Committee of the International Center of Semiotics and Communication