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SHELLER Mimi AB, MA, PhD
American sociologist and academic
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Swarthmore College; Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Department of Sociology, University of Lancaster

Date of birth: 2 Feb. 1967


Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pa


Education: AB, History and Literature, Harvard University 1988; MA, Sociology and Historical Studies, New School for Social Research, New York 1993; PhD, Sociology, New School for Social Research 1997


Career: Mimi Sheller is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) in the Department of Sociology, University of Lancaster which she joined in 1998. Originally from Philadelphia, USA, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan's Center for Afroamerican and African Studies from 1997–98. She is also Visiting Associate Professor at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, USA. Her research interests include the historical sociology of the Caribbean and Atlantic world, colonial and postcolonial gender and racial formations, and the theorization of mobilities, public spheres and citizenship. In 2004 Mimi Sheller was an invited speaker at events commemorating the bicentennial of Haitian Independence, at Cornell University, at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, and at the Institute for Commonwealth Studies, London. She is co-editor of the journal Mobilities (see url below).


Honours and awards: Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for Senior Thesis, Harvard University 1988, Eberstadt Prize Fellowship, New School for Social Research 1990–93, David J. Nicholls Memorial Prize, Society for Caribbean Studies 1997


Publications include: monographs: Democracy After Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica (Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award 2002) 2000, Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies 2003; edited books: Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration (co-editor) 2003, Tourism Mobilities: Places to Play, Places in Play (co-editor) 2004, Mobile Technologies of the City (co-editor) 2007; numerous articles in professional journals on power, politics, race and gender in the Caribbean, and on automobility, mobility and cultural geography


Contact details: Address: Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397, USA; Tel: +1 610-957-6143; Fax: +1 610-328-7754; Email: m.sheller@lancaster.ac.uk ; Email: mshelle1@swarthmore.edu ; Website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/sociology/ ; Website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/SocAnth/FacultyAndStaff/sheller.htm ; Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17450101.asp/ .




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