Fernando Andacht holds a PhD in Communication & Information from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; doctorate in philosophy (DrPhil) from Bergen University, Norway; MA in Linguistics from Ohio University; and Lic. en Letras from Universidad de la República, Montevideo. A Fulbright Scholar, Alexander von Humboldt Grantee, and Level II Researcher of the National System of Research, he is a full professor in the Department of Theory of the Facultad de Información & Comunicación at the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay. Fernando performs research in the areas of media, culture, and society from a semiotic perspective. He was awarded a research grant from the Centro Nacional de Pesquisa/CNPq (2005–2007) in Brazil. In 2010, he was awarded another research grant, this time by the SSHRC (Social Sciences & Humanities Council) of Canada (2010–2013) to study the mediated representation of the real in documentaries and television. Fernando taught as a guest professor of the Graduate Program of Communication & Languages at the Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil, and the PhD Program in Semiotics at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Córdoba, Argentina. He has taught in Uruguay, the United States, Norway, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Canada. An essayist for eXtramuros Magazine Fernando has published ten books and more than 100 scholarly articles and chapters on the semiotic analysis of media and society.