Maria Puig de la Bellacasa
Free University of Bruxelles, B
4th European Feminist Research Conference
4a Conferenza Europea di Ricerca Femminista

(1972) is Spanish but lives in Belgium since 1990. She obtained a Degree in Philosophy and a DEA Transdisciplinaire (an M. A. with a transdisciplinary approach to contemporary issues) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

For this DEA, she wrote a dissertation on the construction of feminist knowledge from a philosophical perspective inspired by G. Deleuze and Felix Guattari. She obtained a scholarship for her PhD within the research program "Pour une philosophie de líuniversité dans un monde en crise" at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Her PhD (supervised by Isabelle Stengers and tutored by Rosi Braidotti) addresses the development of feminist knowledge and practices - and itís questioning of traditional modern western knowledge - which she thinks of as a singular perspective for analysing and criticising the University as a classical institution of knowledge transmission challenged by contemporary new knowledges.