Braidotti then moved on to do her doctoral work at the Sorbonne, where she received her PhD in philosophy in She was founding director of the Centre for the Humanities from until September Braidotti has held visiting professorships in the top academic institutions in the world: she was appointed Honorary Visiting Professor at University College London ; the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge in ; the professorial research fellow in Bologna ; the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College in ; Jean Monnet professor at the European University Institute in Florence in ; Fellowship in the school of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in and a Fulbright senior grant in Her interdisciplinary work can be divided into three main focal points: contemporary subjectivity, feminist theories and the posthuman convergence. The core of her work on subjectivity consists of four interconnected monographs, with special emphasis on the concept of difference within the history of European philosophy and political theory: Patterns of Dissonance Routledge, ; Nomadic Subjects Columbia University Press, ; Metamorphoses Polity Press, ; and Transpositions Polity Press, She makes a case for an alternative view on subjectivity, ethics and emancipation and pitches diversity against the postmodernist risk of cultural relativism while also standing against the tenets of liberal individualism.

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Thinking as a Nomadic Subject Talk by Rosi Braidotti [2] Discussion [3] Introduction by Christoph Holzhey [1] This lecture outlined the key concepts and founding principles of nomadic thought as a theoretical practice in the context of economic and cultural globalization. At the start of the third millennium, in an age of global and differentiated mobility, a diffuse sort of nomadism defines the location of many subjects.

Mobility however does not resolve power differences and other forms of structural inequality and in some ways it even intensifies them. How to draw ethical and political cartographies of different modes of mobility is a key issue.

The ubiquitous nature of these notions, however does not make for consensus about the issues at stake, namely: what exactly are the political and ethical conditions that structure nomadic subjectivity and its multiple forms of mobility?

And what are their implications for critical theory, especially in view of the contradictions, the power relations, and the paradoxes of our historical condition?

Braidotti argued that nomadic subject should never be taken as a new metaphor for the human condition, but rather as a cartographic tool that helps us compose materialistic mappings of situated, i. A cartography is a theoretically-based and politically-informed reading of the present which fulfills the function of providing both analytic and exegetical tools for critical thought and also creative theoretical alternatives.

This political passion sustains the process of nomadic writing as ethically accountable and empowering. Her latest books are: The Posthuman , Nomadic Subjects , revised ed. It no longer invokes wandering, rambling, or roaming, and is now understood negatively in relation to a prescribed path or goal.

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Rosi Braidotti: Thinking as a nomadic subject

Organs Without Bodies 7. At a time when intellectual discourse is becoming increasingly disciplinary, Braidotti opens a path for broad discussion and debate. Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist From a feminist perspective, she recasts embodiment, sexual difference, and complex concepts through relations to technology, historical events, and popular culture. Columbia University Press- Philosophy — pages. Sexual Difference Theory 4.



Career[ edit ] Braidotti, who holds Italian and Australian citizenship, was born in Italy and grew up in Australia, where she received degrees from the Australian National University in Canberra in and was awarded the University Medal in Philosophy and the University Tillyard prize. Braidotti then moved on to do her doctoral work at the Sorbonne , where she received her degree in philosophy in The core of her interdisciplinary work consists of four interconnected monographs on the constitution of contemporary subjectivity, with special emphasis on the concept of difference within the history of European philosophy and political theory. This is evidenced in the philosophical agenda set in her first book Patterns of Dissonance: An Essay on Women in Contemporary French Philosophy, , which gets developed further in the trilogy that follows. In the next book, Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory, , the question is formulated in more concrete terms: can gender, ethnic, cultural or European differences be understood outside the straitjacket of hierarchy and binary opposition? The conclusion is that a systematic ambivalence structures contemporary cultural representations of the globalised, technologically mediated, ethnically mixed, gender-aware world we now inhabit. The question consequently arises of what it takes to produce adequate cultural and political representations of a fast-changing world and move closer to Spinozian notions of adequate understanding.


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