Rosi Braidotti

Rosi Braidotti is professor of women’s studies in the Arts Faculty of Utrecht University and scientific director of the Netherlands Research School of Women’s Studies. In the academic year 1994-95 she was a fellow in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

She has been involved extensively in European cooperation in Women’s Studies for many years. She chaired the European Subject Area Evaluation of Women’s Studies in 1995. This lead to ATHENA, the European Thematic Network of Women’s Studies for the SOCRATES programme of the commission of the European Union.

Furthermore she founded the inter-European university exchange programme, NOISE, linking 10 universities in different European countries, which offers a yearly European Summer School from interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives. She has published extensively in feminist philosophy, epistemology, poststructuralism and psychoanalysis. She serves as an advisor to the journals: Signs, Differences and The European Journal of Women’s Studies.

Rosi Braidotti’s research and writing is about feminist philosophy and cultural studies/studies of popular culture. She is especially interested in poststructuralism and psychoanalysis, theories of sexual difference and the history of feminist ideas. Her research focuses on the work of Gilles Deleuze and Luce Irigaray. Currently she is working on the politics of feminist postmodernism from a multicultural perspective and on the history of scientific teratology.