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Anna Maria Lorusso

Associate Professor

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: M-FIL/05 Philosophy and Theory of Language

Director of First Cycle Degree in Communication Sciences

Curriculum vitae

Associate professor at the Department of Communication of Bologna University





Research fellowship from University of Bologna for a research in Semiotics


1998- 2002

Ph.D. in Semiotics at Bologna University



Grant from International School in Sciences of Culture - Fondazione Collegio San Carlo, Modena, for a Doctoral School in “Sciences of Cultures”



Degree in Philosophy, University of Bologna




Academic Appointments


─  Chair of  Analsys of Journalistic Language  (a.a. 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011)


─ Chair of Semiotics of Culture ( a.a. 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012)

- Chair of "Semiotics II" (a.a. 2011-2012)

─ Chair of “Textual teories” at the Master in Publishing  at Bologna University ( a.a. 2006-2007, 2008-2009)

- Chair of  “Historical discourse in tv and newspapers” at the Master in Historical Communication at Bologna University   (a.a.2009-2010, 2011-2012)



Research Projects



Member of the team from the Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione for a research on  "La rappresentazione del Mediterraneo, fra memoria e progetto. Stereotipi, nuove politiche identitarie, costruzioni semiotiche".


Member of the team from the Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione  dell'Università di Bologna for a research on “Memoria, scrittura, testimonianza”.


Research Areas

-         Textual analysis

-         Visual culture

-         Semiotics of culture (in particular  memory studies and space and urban studies)

-         Media and communicationanalysis



Scientific Offices


-         From 2009, member of the Scientific Board of the Center of Interdisiciplinary Studies on Memory and Cultural Trauma  (TRAME) at Bologna University


-         From 2009, member of the executive Board of the International Center on Memory at San Marino University


-         From 2009, together with Patriza Violi, editor of the series “Temi semiotici” at Bononia University Press (BUP)


-         From 2005, m ember of the Editorial Board for Versus. Rivista di Studi Semiotici


-         From 2006, Coordinator of scientific activities  at Ph.D. Program in Semiotics at ISIT, Istituto Italiano Scienze Umane  (Italian Human Sciences National Insitute) and University of Bologna


-         From 2002, member of the association: Associazione Italiana di Studi Semiotici


-         From 1998, editor at large for Bompiani Publishing House (RCS group)