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Mobility Futures, Astronauts, Islands, Caribbean Survival and Infrastructural Justice: Upcoming Mobility Events


March 16, 2017

Drexel Alumni and Astronaut Christopher Ferguson goes through a suit fit check     
Drexel Alumni and Astronaut Christopher Ferguson

Mimi Sheller, PhD, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy delivered an invited lecture on “Uneven Mobility Futures: Inequality, Justice and Power” for the Grinnell College, Center for the Humanities Speaker Series on March 1, 2017. Sheller will be at the Kennedy Space Center on March 20th-21st, interviewing Drexel Alumni and astronaut Christopher Ferguson, for her documentary film project, Fly Me to the Moon, with support form the Department of Sociology Research Fund and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Research in the Fine Arts.

She will deliver a lecture at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada, on March 28, 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 will be contributing a lecture on “Infrastructural Justice” for the Harvard Graduate School of Design class on Urban Infrastructure, Environment, and Sustainability, and giving a paper at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Geographers in Boston.