Call for papers

Migrating Minds: Journal of Cultural Cosmopolitanism is a new peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal devoted to interdisciplinary research on cultural cosmopolitanism from a comparative perspective.

It provides a unique, international forum for innovative critical approaches to cosmopolitanism emerging from literatures, cultures, media, and the arts in dialogue with other areas of the humanities and social sciences, across temporal, spatial, and linguistic boundaries.

By placing creative expressions at the center of a wide range of contemporary and historical intercultural relationships, the journal explores forms of belonging and spaces of difference and dissidence that challenge both universalist and exclusionary paradigms.

Migrating Minds: Journal of Cultural Cosmopolitanism is hosted by Georgetown University, Washington D.C., and co-supported by the “Plurielles” Research Group (new window), Bordeaux Montaigne University, France. Its founders and Editors-in-chief are Prof. Didier Coste (Bordeaux Montaigne U.), Dr. Christina Kkona (Bordeaux Montaigne U.), and Prof. Nicoletta Pireddu (Georgetown U.) The full Editorial board and Advisory board are listed here.

Each journal issue is composed of 5-7 scholarly articles (6000-8000 words each, including bibliography and endnotes) and several book reviews (1000 words each) and/or review essays (3000 words each).

The journal also publishes special issues and special sections.

Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Fall 2023) is available here (new window).

Migrating Minds: Journal of Cultural Cosmopolitanism invites submissions for Vol. 3, Issue 2 (Fall 2025).

It welcomes original and theoretically insightful contributions to cultural cosmopolitanism in connection with the following disciplinary domains and methodological approaches (but not exclusively):

Anthropology; Border studies; Cultural historiography; Cultural sociology; Ecology, ecocriticism, environmental studies; Exile, migration, and diaspora studies; Feminism, gender, sexuality, queer and transgender studies; Film and media studies; General linguistics, sociolinguistics; Global South studies; Mediterranean studies; Nativism and indigeneity; Oceanic and island studies; Performance studies; Philosophy; Poetics and aesthetics; Politics and cosmopolitics; Postcolonial studies; Psychology and psychoanalysis; Race and ethnic studies; Transatlantic studies; Translation studies, history and theories of translation; Transnational and globalization studies; Visual arts; World literature.

Prospective authors wishing to discuss proposals for articles, book reviews or review articles can contact the Editors-in-chief at (new window) by October 31, 2024.

Migrating Minds only accepts unpublished manuscripts that are not under consideration elsewhere. Only books published no earlier than 2023 will be considered for reviews.

The submission deadline for full-text articles and reviews is February 28, 2025.

All submissions should be uploaded through the designated online form (new window).

More information about the background, aims and scope of Migrating Minds: Journal of Cultural Cosmopolitanism can be found on our About page.