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. For publications see also her pages on and ResearchGate, or ORCID.

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 Anneke Smelik started the ROSANNA Fund to help promising women scholars. The grant is handed out yearly on Women’s day since 2017. Here is a short video in English of the grant ceremony in 2019. ROSANNA will appreciate your donation!