Rosi Braidotti Former Senior Fellow

Rosi Braidotti
January - February 2018


Rosi Braidotti is an internationally acclaimed philosopher and feminist theorist, a distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University (2007-2016). She initially studied at Australian National University and then at the Université de Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne, where she completed her dissertation in 1981 with Luce Irigary. In 1994 Braidotti was Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (USA). She was awarded an Honorary Degree in philosophy by the University of Helsinki in 2007 and by Linköping University in 2013 and was knighted in the Order of the Netherlands Lion in 2005. Since 2009 she has been an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA) and since 2014 a Member of the Academia Europaea (MAE). Her publications include Patterns of Dissonance (Polity Press, 1991), Nomadic Subjects (Columbia University Press, 1994, second ed. 2011); Metamorphoses (Polity Press, 2002), Transpositions (Polity Press, 2006), La philosophie, lá où on ne l’attend pas (Larousse, 2009), Nomadic Theory. The Portable Rosi Braidotti, (Columbia University Press, 2011), and The Posthuman (Polity Press, 2013). In 2009 she was elected board member of CHCI (Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes).

Dated from 2018

Fields of research

continental philosophy
social and political theory
cultural politics
gender studies
feminist theory
ethnicity studies
Deleuze studies

IKKM Research Project

The Implications of the Post-human Turn for the Contemporary Humanities

This project builds and expands on my previous work in Continental philosophy and critical theory. It focusses on recent developments from the critique of Humanism on the basis of non- unitary identities or nomadic subjects, to the critique of anthropocentrism and anthropocentric exceptionalism. It aims at exploring the theoretical foundations of what I have defined as the posthuman turn (Braidotti, 2013). More specifically I will aim to assess the implications of the posthuman predicament in epistemological and ethical terms, for contemporary reflection on the academic structure and public value of the Humanities as a whole (Braidotti and Gilroy, 2016).

Recent publications

Per Una Politica Affermativa: Milano: Mimesis/I Volti, 2017.
The Posthuman. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013. (German trans: Posthumanismus. Campus Verlag, Berlin, 2014)

Edited volumes
(Ed. with Rick Dolphijn) Philosophy After Nature. London and New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.
(Ed. with Paul Gilroy) Conflicting Humanities. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2016.
(Ed. with Rick Dolphijn) This Deleuzian Century. Leiden: Brill/Rodopi, 2014.
(Ed. with Bolette Blaagaard, Tobijn de Graauw and Eva Midden) Transformations of Religion and the Public Sphere: Postsecular Publics. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

“Dymphna und die Figuration der Kriegsheldin”. In Doing Gender in Medien-, Kunst-und Kulturwissenschaften. Ed. Rosemarie Buikema and Kathrin Thiele.Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2017, pp 299-323.
‘A Missing People’. In Former West: Art and the Contemporary after 1989, ed. Maria Hlavajova and Simon Sheikh. London: MIT Press, 2017, 571-580.
“Generative Futures: On Affirmative Ethics”. In Critical and Clinical Posthumanities: Architecture, Robotics, Medicine, Philosophy. Ed. Andrej radman and Heidi Sohn. New Materialisms, ed. Braidotti and van der Tuin. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2017, pp. 288-308.
“Affitrmative Ethics, Sustainable Futures”. In Utopia/Dystopia: A Paradigm Shift in Art and Architecture. Ed. Pedro Gadanho, with Joao Laia and Susana Ventura. Mousse Publishing, 2017: 157-176.
“Four Theses on Posthuman Feminism”. In Anthropocene Feminism. Ed. Richard Grusin. Center for 21st Century Studies. Minneapolis: U of Minesota P, 2017, pp. 21-48.
“Can the Humanities Become Posthuman? A Conversation”. In Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene. Ed. S. Oppermann and S Iovino. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017, pp. 339-46.

‘Critical Posthuman Knowledges’. In South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol. 116, No. 1, winter 2017, pp. 83-96.
‘Becoming-World Together: On the Crisis of Human’. In Hello Robot: Design Between Human and Machine, ed. Vitra Design Museum, Berlin: Mak, 2017.
‘Editorial: The New Brutality’. With T. Vermeulen et al. e-flux no. 83, June 2017.
“Anthropos Redux: A Defence of Monism in the Anthropocene Epoch”. In Frame – Journal of Literary Studies, Vol. 29, No. 2, winter 2016, pp. 29-48.
‘Don’t Agonize; Organize!’ E-Flux Conversations, 14 November 2016.
“What Does It Mean to Be Posthuman? ” In: Spike Art Quarterly, Vol. 47, spring 2016, pp. 148-150.
‘The Critical Posthumanities; or, Is Medianatures to Naturecultures as Zoe Is to Bios?’ Cultural Politics, ed. Jussi Parikka, vol. 12, no. 3, 2016: 380-90;
‘Die Materie des Posthumanen. Kontexte und Ausblicke des neuen Materialismus’. In: Springerin, Vol. 1, spring 2016, pp. 16-21.