The Cosmopolitan Collective is a dynamic constellation of interdisciplinary, transnational, and public intellectuals, belonging to but not bound by the field of Italian Area Studies. As a collective, we are committed to construct a cosmopolitan intellectual space where the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, rank, class, and/or language can produce fruitful and stimulating discourses. As Cosmopolitans, we seek primarily to engage those voices — that have been historically marginalized or excluded from academe — in order to create new spaces for intellectual exchanges which are politically and culturally affirmative.
Here is our manifesto. Do you wish to join? Send the request to the group Cosmopolitancollective. Find us on Instagram at CosmopolitanCollective and on Facebook at Cosmopolitan Collective Roundtable.
Inaugural event: January 18, 2021, at 5:30 PM EST. An official invitation will be sent out at around January 10.