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Cristina Demaria

Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies

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

Director of Second Cycle Degree of Semiotics

Curriculum vitae

Academic qualifications and appointments:

1985-1987: School: United World College of the Adriatic (Duino, Italy), scholarship, International Baccalaureate Diploma.

1987-1992: University Undergraduate: Università degli Studi di Bologna - Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia – Graduated in DAMS (Discipline delle Arti della Musica e dello Spettacolo), 110 cum laude (i.e. maximum mark)

1992 -1996: University Postgraduate: Università degli Studi di Bologna - Admitted to PhD in semiotics under the supervision of Professor Umberto Eco.

1994: Brown University, Providence, R.I., USA, awarded a semester scholarship

1996: Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne, IULM, Milan, awarded a research grant for study relating to “Osservatorio sui problemi socio-comunicazionali dell'informazione”

Graduated PhD in semiotics.

1997- 1999: University Post doctorate: Università degli Studi di Bologna - Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione,  awarded a grant for post doctorate research

1997- 1998: Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne, IULM, Milan, contracted to lecture in Semiotics.

1998 - 1999: Università degli Studi di Bologna (Rimini campus), appointed lecturer in Theory and Techniques of Mass Communication.

Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione I.UL.M,  Milan, awarded a grant for teaching and research in Semiotics.

2000 - 2010: Università degli studi di Bologna - Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, appointed coordinator of scientific activities

2000-2003: Università degli studi di Bologna – Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione, awarded Research Fellowship for a three year research project on “Corpo e semiotica: problemi di testualità e di efficacia simbolica”, under the supervision of Professor Umberto Eco.

2003: Université de Montréal, Département de Littérature Comparée, Visiting Research Fellowship (September 2001)

2003- 2004: The University of Nottingham (School of Modern Languages); Leverhulme Research Fellowship, Project on “Post-conflict cultures”.

2004-2010: Università degli studi di Bologna; Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione: “Ricercatrice”: life-tenure appointment.

2004-2010: The University of Nottingham

Department of Critical Theory and Cultural Studies

Appointed to Special Professorship

in Post-conflict Cultures

The appointment involved:

- Membership of the Management Board of the Centre for the study of Post-Conflict Cultures

- Co-ordinating of the publication in Italian translation of research of members of the Centre

- the organizing of an international colloquium on  The Genre of Post-Conflict Testimonies (Nottingham May 23-25th 2008) and Post-conflict Cultures: problems and directions of research (Nottingham May 21-23th 2009).

Research projects:

2002-2011:

Member of the team from the Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione of the University of Bologna for a project financed by the European Community and co-ordinated by the Centro di Documentazione delle Donne di Bologna on “Autorappresentazioni e rappresentazioni delle donne e del loro rapporto con le nuove tecnologie”.

Member of the team from Ipsos-Explorer Reaserch Centre (Milan) for a project financed by RAI on the “Rai Strategies of Self-promotions”

Member of the team from the Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione of the University of Bologna for a research on the topic "La rappresentazione del mediterraneo, fra memoria e progetto. Stereotipi, nuove politiche identitarie, costruzioni semiotiche", directed by Professor Patrizia Violi.

Member of the team from the Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione of the University of Bologna for a research on the “Le passioni nei conflitti interculturali”.

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

Member of the Centre for the interdisciplinary Study of Memories and Cultural Traumas of the Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione  of the University of Bologna