“Aspirations of a Posthumanist”

March 2, 2017

Philosopher Rosi Braidotti of Utrecht University in the Netherlands will deliver the 2017 Tanner Lectures on Human Values this spring at the Whitney Humanities Center.  Her talks are jointly titled “Posthuman, All Too Human.” The first, “Memoirs of a Posthumanist,” will be on Wednesday, March 1; the second, “Aspirations of a Posthumanist,” on Thursday, March 2. Both will take place at 5 pm in the WHC Auditorium. Professor Braidotti will be joined by Professors Joanna Radin (History of Medicine, History) and Rüdiger Campe (German, Comparative Literature) for further discussion on Friday, March 3, at 10:30 am.

Rosi Braidotti is Distinguished University Professor and founding director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. Her published works include Patterns of Dissonance: An Essay on Women in Contemporary French Philosophy (1991); Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory (1994; 2d ed. 2011); Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming (2002); Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics(2006); La philosophie, lá où on ne l’attend pas (2009); Nomadic Theory: The Portable Rosi Braidotti (2011); and The Posthuman (2013). In 2016 she coedited Conflicting Humanities with Paul Gilroy.  

Professor Braidotti has been an elected board member of the Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes since 2009. She is also an honorary fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a member of the Academia Europaea. She has been awarded honorary degrees by the University of Helsinki and the University of Linkoping. In 2005, she was knighted into the Order of the Netherlands by Queen Beatrix.