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Rosi Braidotti receives Honorary Doctorate from Linköping University

Distinguished Professor Rosi Braidotti received an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Linköping, Sweden, on 17 May. The university bestowed the high distinction of Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa on her for her groundbreaking philosophical work, in particular in the field of gender studies.

During an official ceremony in Linköping she received a laurel wreath and a ring. The university praised her key contributions to continental philosophy at the intersection with cultural politics, social and political theory in general, and to feminist philosophy and intersectional gender studies in particular. As a pioneer in European women's studies, she has been inspirational for the start up and development of the international Gender Excellence Centre at Linköping University.

Rosi Braidotti is founder and director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. Since 2011 she is Distinguished Professor at the Utrecht University. She has an excellent international academic reputation, and has written numerous books and articles including modern classics such as Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory (2nd edition 2011) and Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming (2002). Her most recent book The Posthuman (2013) has been just published and is available in the bookstores. Her works have been translated into more than 20 languages. In 2007 the university of Helsinki bestowed an Honorary Doctorate on her.

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