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Guest Lecturer Rosi Braidotti

Rosi Braidotti

Rosi Braidotti, renowned philosopher, spoke on April 4th in the Southwest Collection's Formby Room. The event was attended by TTU Faculty, Humanities Center Board Members, TTU Students and members of the public. A reception followed. 

Braidotti is a name to conjure with for feminists and students of the Anthropocene, the latter interested in how humans are embedded in nature and part of it rather than its owners or superiors. Braidotti's neo-humanism argues for "solidarity, community bonding, social justice, and principles of equality." Scholar Catherine Stimson describes Braidotti's work as "vibrant, exuberant, ebullient, occasionally headstrong." The provocative titles of her books include The Posthuman, Nomadic Theory, and Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming. Key influences on her work include the writings of Deleuze, twentieth-century art history, and her own journey from childhood in Italy to teen years in Australia, to graduate studies in Paris, to her present post in the Netherlands.

More information here: Rosi Braidotti

Braidotti TalkRosi Braidotti presented her talk "Towards the Critical Posthumanities" on April 4, 2017, in the Southwest Collection's Formby Room. Photo by Amy Kim
Braidotti TshirtDr. Braidotti receives a special gift from the Humanities Center following her talk. She currently resides in Europe and can now add Lubbock to her list of world travels.  Photo by Amy Kim
Braidotti and FacultyDr. Braidotti, center, with, left to right, Humanities Center Associate Director Don Lavigne; Marjean Purinton,Professor of English; Bruce Clarke, English Department Chair; and Humanities Center Director Dorothy Chansky. Photo by Amy Kim

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