He holds a degree in Portuguese from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1988), PhD in Literary Studies (Comparative Literature) by the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1995) and postdoctoral degree from Paris 8 University (2002).
He is a Full Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, member of the permanent board of the Post-Graduate Program in Communication of FAFICH-UFMG, researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Development, and collaborator of the Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination.
He has experience in the area of Communication, with emphasis in Image Theories, focusing mainly on the following themes: modern cinema (fiction and documentary) and aesthetic experience.
Editor of Devires magazine: Cinema and Humanities. Coordinator of the Research Group "Poetics of Experience". He was general coordinator of the Winter Festival of UFMG from 2012 to 2014, with the Extension Project "O Bem Comum".