Foto di Patrizia Violi Patrizia Violi is Full Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna, Department of Philosophy and Communication, and Coordinator of the PhD Program in Semiotics.

She is the Director of TRAME, Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Memory and Cultural Traumas (

She has been engaged in international project with women in Palestine and Israel, and is now leading a EU funded project on trauma and memory in Latin America.

Her main areas of research include text analysis, language and gender, and semantic theory, on which themes she has published numerous articles and volumes.

She is currently working on cultural semiotics and traumatic memory, in particular in relation to memorials and memory museums.