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). She is ambassador for ‘impact’ of academic research for the Faculty of Arts. 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.
With her partner Rosi Braidotti she started the ROSANNA Fund to help promising women scholars. The first grant was handed out to an Iranian refugee and scholar on Women’s day in 2017. ROSANNA will appreciate your donation!


Professor Smelik’s current research focuses on:

  • wearable technology and slow fashion
  • new materialism in fashion studies
  • a Deleuzean perspective on fashion
  • performances of identity and authenticity in fashion