The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian (2015) [Amazon]

Since my book came out, my interest in buying and selling citizenship has informed my new obsession: borders. I’m fascinated by where they are, what they look like, who they let in and keep out. Most of all, I think about the ways in which all of this reflects bigger political ideas about statehood, citizenship, and sovereignty. That’s how I encountered Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago where anyone, theoretically, can live without a visa.

(AAA - 07/15/2019)