Key Talks and Lectures: 2017
December 1, 2017
Sheller delivered an invited lecture on “Uneven Mobility Futures: Inequality, Justice and Power” for the Grinnell College, Center for the Humanities Speaker Series in March 2017. Sheller went to the Kennedy Space Center in March 2017 to interview Drexel Alumni and astronaut Christopher Ferguson, for her documentary film project, Fly Me to the Moon, with support from the Department of Sociology Research Fund and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Research in the Fine Arts. She gave an invited lecture at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada, in March 2017, for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology’s Spring Colloquium Series, on “Island Futures and Caribbean Survival”, as well as giving a public lecture in Vancouver on “Mobility Justice” sponsored by the SFU Urban Studies Program and the FASS Dean’s Speaker Series. In early April Sheller was invited to lecture on “Infrastructural Justice” for the Harvard Graduate School of Design class on Urban Infrastructure, Environment, and Sustainability, and gave a paper at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Geographers in Boston.
Sheller delivered two Keynote Addresses in November/December 2017, one for The Australian Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Perth and another for the launch of the Australian Mobilities Network at University of Melbourne. Sheller also gave two endowed lectures, the Mead Lecture at the University of Connecticut in September and the Agnes Heller Sociology Lecture at LaTrobe University in Melbourne in early December; and taught two special topic PhD schools on theorizing mobilities at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in October, 2017 and at Lancaster University, UK, in November, 2017.