Prof. dr. Rosi Braidotti
Rosi Braidotti enjoys an outstanding international reputation as a scholar and has written a large number of books and articles, some of which have been translated into over 20 languages. Braidotti has occupied various visiting professorships in locations including London, Melbourne, Frankfurt, Buenos Aires and the European University Institute in Florence, and has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2007, the University of Helsinki awarded her an honorary doctorate in philosophy. In 1989, Braidotti set up an Erasmus network for comparative women’s studies (NOISE) and in 1997 she created the European ATHENA network, which was awarded the European Commission’s Erasmus award in 2010.
Braidotti founded the Gender Studies Programme in Utrecht in 1998, and also became the inaugural director of the Netherlands Research School for Women’s Studies (Landelijke Onderzoekschool voor Vrouwenstudies) in 1995. Recently, she acted as a co-founder of ECHIC, the European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centers. As founder and director of the Utrecht Centre for the Humanities, she works with prominent researchers such as Paul Gilroy, Joanna Bourke, Charles Taylor, Judith Butler, Peter Galison and Donna Haraway. In her position as a Distinguished University Professor, Braidotti works to promote the further expansion of the interdisciplinary role of the Centre for the Humanities, with a particular focus on combining academic excellence with social responsibility.