Rosi Braidotti - Biography#


Rosi Braidotti (B.A. Hons. Australian National University, 1978; PhD Université de Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1981; Senior Fulbright Scholar, 1994; Doctor Honoris Causae in Philosophy, University of Helsinki, 2007; Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion, 2005; Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2009) is Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. She was the founding professor of Gender Studies in the Humanities at Utrecht (1988-2005) and the first scientific director of the Netherlands Research School of Women's Studies. In 2005–2006, she was the Leverhulme Trust, Visiting Professorship in the Law School of Birckbeck College, University of London. In 2001–2003, she held the Jean Monnet Visiting Chair at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European Institute in Florence. In 994-1995 she was a fellow in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.

A world figure in feminist philosophy, gender and critical theory, she set up in 1989 the Network of Interdisciplinary Women's Studies in Europe (NOI&SE) within the Erasmus Programme. From 1997 to 2005 she was the founding scientific director of the SOCRATES Thematic Network for European Women’s Studies ATHENA, which was awarded in 2010 the Erasmus Prize of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission for outstanding contribution to social inclusion. She is currently one of 10 Distinguished Univerity Professors at Utrecht and founding director of the Cenre for th Humanities.
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