philosopher and BAK Project Fellow, Utrecht

Rosi Braidotti is a philosopher whose work intersects with social and political theory, gender studies, feminist theory, and cultural studies, with a particular emphasis on poststructuralism and critical theory as well as epistemology and Deleuze studies. She is Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University, Utrecht, where she has taught since 1988, beginning with her initial appointment as founding professor in Women’s Studies. Braidotti is renowned for her pioneering work in European Women’s Studies, having served as founding Director of the Netherlands Research School in Women’s Studies (in 1995) and founding the inter-university Socrates Network of Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies in Europe (NOISE), as well as the Socrates Thematic Network Project ATHENA, which she directed until 2005. In 2005–2006, Braidotti held the Leverhulme Trust, Visiting Professorship in the Law School of Birckbeck College at the University of London, London. Between 2001–2003, she was the Jean Monnet Visiting Chair at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence. Previously, she was a Fellow in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, Princeton in 1994–1995. In addition to regularly contributing to international journals and anthologies, Braidotti serves as advisor to differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural StudiesSigns: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and Theory, Culture & Society. Her many books include: The Posthuman (2013); Nomadic Theory: The Portable Rosi Braidotti (2011); Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics (2006); Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming (2002); Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory (1994); and Patterns of Dissonance: A Study of Women and Contemporary French Philosophy (1991). Braidotti lives and works in Utrecht.

BAK specifically acknowledges Braidotti for introducing us to Michel Foucault’s notion of “non-fascist life.”

Lecture Program

21 May–20 June 2015

Posthuman Glossary


5-7 November 2009

1st FORMER WEST Congress


13 October 2008

Fitna, the Video Battle