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Research Project

Reimagining Cosmopolitanism

2022 – 2025

Key Question

Project Summary

This project considers what it means to be a citizen of the world today. Collaborators come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines including anthropology, political science, history, English, geography, cultural studies, sociology, and cinema and media studies. Papers developed over the course of a three-year series of workshops will be published in The Oxford Handbook of Cosmopolitanism (2024).

Research Team

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College

University of Chicago

Dipesh Chakrabarty’s research interests are in modern South Asian history and historiography, in postcolonial theory and its impact on history-writing, and in comparative studies of questions and politics of modernity.


He is a founding member of the editorial collective of...

Lisa Wedeen

Lisa Wedeen

Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science and the College; Co-director, Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory; Associate Faculty in Anthropology

University of Chicago

Lisa Wedeen is the author of three books: Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria (1999; with a new preface, 2015); Peripheral Visions: Publics, Power, and Performance in Yemen (2008); and Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology,...

Prathama Banerjee

Prathama Banerjee

Professor of History

Centre for Study of Developing Societies

Prathama Banerjee is a historian at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi. She works at the cusp of political philosophy, philosophies of time, conceptual histories, and aesthetic theory. Her books include The Politics of Time: "Primitives" and History-Writing in a...

Sanjay Seth

Sanjay Seth

Sanjay Seth

Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies

Goldsmiths, University of London

Sanjay Seth is Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has written extensively on postcolonial theory, social and political theory, and modern Indian history, including Beyond Reason: Postcolonial Theory and the Social...

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