Rosi Braidotti

Rosi Braidotti (B.A. Hons. Australian National University, 1978; PhD Cum Laude, Université de Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1981; Senior Fulbright Scholar, 1994; Honorary Degree ‘Philosophiae Doctrix Honoris Causa’, 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. Her books include Nomadic Theory, New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2011b; Patterns of Dissonance. Cambridge, Polity Press, 1991; Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1994; Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming Polity Press, 2002; Transpositions. On Nomadic Ethics, Polity Press, 2006 and La philosophie, lá où on ne l’attend pas, Larousse, 2009. In 2011a thoroughly revised second edition of Nomadic Subjects was published by Columbia University Press inNew York.

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School of Critical Theory, Centre for the Humanities, Utrecht University, 2011 Intensive Programme (January 17 – February 4, 2011), Introductory lecture: Cosmopolitan Values and Nomadic Subjects: European Perspectives by Prof. Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University)

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In June 2010 the Perpetual Peace Project filmed philosopher Rosi Braidotti in Paris. She spoke of the predominance of a eurocentric idea of cosmopolitanism in the history of philosophy, and the resistance to Kant’s work in French philosophy.

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