Sonia Caldas Pessoa

Researcher in residence at the Maison Suger | August 2023-July 2024
Sonia Caldas Pessoa - Maison Suger

Sonia Caldas Pessoa is a visiting researcher at the Institut Mines-Télécom Évry, France, (2023/2024), supported by a Capes-Print e CNPQ scholarship. Professor in the Department of Social Communication at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG/Brazil). In 2018, she received the Erasmus+ Award, the European Union's program in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014 to 2020, for social justice. She is the creator of the blog Tudo Bem Ser Different. (, to share stories about inclusion based on the experiences of her son Pedro, who died of hydrocephalus at the age of 9 in 2016.

The project

"Graphie de vie et affects : Expérimentations méthodologiques de mise en récit des vulnérabilités contre les préjugés"

This project is part of the ITM's flagship theme, Responsible Digital Transformation of Organizations. It focuses on the methodological side, for responsible research that is hospitable and sensitive to affects and situations of vulnerability. Social transformations have repercussions on the lives and situations of vulnerable people, and this needs to be perceived in a sensitive, non-authoritarian way, open to otherness. Since 2009, the UFMG Social Communication Department and Jean-Luc Moriceau have been working together on a series of projects and publications. With the guest researcher, particular note should be taken of Pessoa et al. Afetos: pesquisas, reflexões e experiências em quatro encontros com Jean-Luc Moriceau; Research as Hospitality presented jointly at the SCOS conference and Textes-performance to be published in the journal Communication.

Hosting institution  : Institut Mines-Telecom Business School - Laboratoire DEFI (Law, Economics and Finance)

Selective Bibliography

  • PESSOA, SÔNIA CALDAS (Org); MANTOVANI, C. M. C. A. (Org.); MARQUES, A. C. S. (Org.) ; JACOME, P. (Org.). Comunicação e acessibilidades: um guia para práticas hospitaleiras. 1. ed. Porto Alegre: Editora Fi, 2023. v. 1. 134p .
  • MORICEAU, JEAN-LUC; SALGUEIRO MARQUES, ÂNGELA CRISTINA; CALDAS PESSOA, SÔNIA. Textes performances: Affecter, réenvisager, transmettre. Communication, v. vol.39, p. 1-20, 2022.
  • MANTOVANI, C. M. C. A. ; PESSOA, Sônia Caldas. Vulnerabilities in Movement: Experiences from the Research Project. In: Maria Alice Nogueira; Camila Maria dos Santos Moraes. (Org.). Brazilian Mobilities. 1ed.Abingdon (Inglaterra): Routledge, 2020, v. 1, p. 1-15.
  • PESSOA, Sônia Caldas; PAES, I. Déficiences et capacités: bricoler avec care. In: Jean-Luc MORICEAU; Richard SOPARNOT. (Org.). RECHERCHE QUALITATIVE EN SCIENCES SOCIALES: S'exposer, cheminer, réfléchir ou l'art de composer sa méthode. 1ed.Paris, França: EMS Management & Societé, 2019, v. 1, p. 221-226.
  • PESSOA, Sônia Caldas. Imaginários sociodiscursivos sobre a deficiência: experiências e partilhas. 1. ed. Belo Horizonte: Selo PPGCOM/ O Lutador, 2018. v. 1. 120p .
Published at 8 September 2023