Prof.dr. Anneke Smelik is Katrien van Munster Professor of Visual Culture in the Department of Cultural Studies at the Radboud University of Nijmegen (Netherlands). After years of research on visual media such as film, television and videoclips, she has shifted her focus to fashion studies and the creative industries. She is ambassador for ‘impact’ of academic research for the Faculty of Arts. In 2018-19 Anneke Smelik is a Fellow at the NIAS, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Amsterdam.

Professor Smelik’s current research focuses on:

  • slow fashion and issues of sustainability
  • wearable technology 
  • new materialism in fashion studies
  • a Deleuzean perspective on fashion

With her partner Rosi Braidotti she started the ROSANNA Fund to help promising women scholars. The grant was handed out to Laila Al Laham, Matija Kajić and Tagrid Ali Dinar in 2018; and to Atefeh Cheheli Sobi on Women’s day in 2017. ROSANNA will appreciate your donation!