Keywords: art, Caribbean, diaspora, sustainability, community, creativity, policy, environment
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Mimi Sheller, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology; founding Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University in Philadelphia; and President of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility. She is author or co-editor of nine books, including: Aluminum Dreams: The Making
of Light Modernity (MIT Press, 2014); Mobility and Locative Media (2014); Citizenship from Below (Duke University Press, 2012); and Consuming the Caribbean (Routledge, 2003). She has published extensively in Caribbean Studies and helped to establish the new interdisciplinary field of mobilities research. She was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa from Roskilde University, Denmark, (2015) and has held Visiting Fellowships at the Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University (2008); Media@McGill, Canada (2009); Center for Mobility and Urban Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark (2009); and Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania (2010). She has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, the British Academy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the Macarthur Foundation.