Abjection, power and Biopolitics

Negative Cosmopolitanisms

The Negative Cosmopolitanisms: Abjection, Power, and Biopolitics conference brings together scholars from across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to examine the phenomenon of “negative cosmopolitanisms” in a globalized world. The objective of the conference is two-fold: to direct attention to the increasing vulnerability, exploitation, and displacement of individuals and populations; and, by examining the roots of the phenomenon, to contemplate possible interventions that address globalization’s extreme inequities. Research presented at this conference will engage not only the ambivalent history of cosmopolitanism, but also the diverse sociocultural, political, and economic processes that create the conditions for negative cosmopolitanisms.