Moisés de Lemos Martins is a Full Professor at Universidade Lusófona in Oporto University Centre, where he directs the Faculty of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Sciences (FCAATI). He integrates CICANT, a research unit in Communication Sciences, at the referred university.
Emeritus professor at the University of Minho, he directed the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), which he founded in 2001. He is also the founder and the former editor of the bilingual journals (Portuguese and English languages) Comunicação e Sociedade, Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies, and Vista.
He holds a PhD from the University of Strasbourg in Social Sciences (Sociology). He has published in the area of Sociology of Culture and Communication, Social Semiotics, Visual Semiotics, Intercultural Communication, Scientific Policies.
He directed for ten years the Institute of Social Sciences in University of Minho. He was president of Sopcom – Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences, from 2005 to 2015; Lusocom – Federation of Lusophone Associations of Communication Sciences, from 2011 to 2015; and Confibercom – Ibero-American Confederation of Scientific and Academic Communication Associations, from 2012 to 2015.
Among his main publications are: Pensar Portugal - A Modernidade de um País Antigo [To Think Portugal: The Modernity of an Ancient Country], 2021; Crise no Castelo da Cultura - Das Estrelas para os Ecrãs [Crisis in the Castle of Culture - From the Stars to the Screens]; A Linguagem, a Verdade e o Poder - Ensaio de Semiótica Social [Language, Truth and Power - Essay on Social Semiotics], 2017, 2011; Para uma Inversa Navegação - O Discurso da Identidade [For an Inverse Navigation - The Identity Discourse], 1996; O Olho de Deus no Discurso Salazarista [The eye of God in the Salazarist discourse], 2016, 1990; Lusofonia e Interculturalidade – Promessa e Travessia [Lusophony and Interculturality - Promise and Traversal], 2015; in co-authorship with Pedro Andrade (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Urban Tourism, Viral Society, and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic (USA: IGI Global), 2022; with Michel Maffesoli (Eds.), L' Imaginaire des Médias, Sociétes, n. 111 (Paris, Sorbonne), 2011.
In 2016, the University of Minho awarded him the Scientific Merit Award, and in 2021, the University of Santiago de Compostela the Gold Insignia.