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David Bissell is Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne. David is a cultural geographer who undertakes qualitative research on mobile lives and technological futures. His current and recent projects explore the impact of digital on-demand mobile work on cities; how automation is changing workplaces; and how households respond to mobile work practices. He is author of Transit Life: How Commuting Is Transforming Our Cities (MIT Press, 2018), and co-editor of Negative Geographies: Exploring the Politics of Limits (U Nebraska Press, 2021), the Routledge Handbook of Mobilities (2014), and Stillness in a Mobile World (Routledge, 2011). He is Managing Editor of Social & Cultural Geography and Steering Committee Chair for AusMob, the Australian Mobilities Research Network.

Kaya Barry is an Associate Professor in Tourism and Mobility at Aalborg University, Denmark, and a Research Fellow at the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research at Griffith University, Australia. Kaya’s research combines cultural geography and creative methods to study the intersections of mobilities, migration, tourism, and environmental aesthetics. Recent publications include: Weather: Spaces, Mobilities and Affects (2021, eds. Barry, Borovnik & Edensor, Routledge), and Creative Measures of the Anthropocene: Art, Mobilities, and Participatory Geographies (2020, Barry & Keane, Palgrave).

Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Director Emeritus of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra and has written and published widely on the issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, social movements and the World Social Forum, in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Danish, Romanian and Polish. His most recent books in English are: Decolonising the University: The Challenge of Deep Cognitive Justice (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021); Toward a New Legal Common Sense. Law, Globalization, and Emancipation (third edition) (Cambridge University Press, 2020); Demodiversity: Toward Post-Abyssal Democracies (Ed. with José Manuel Mendes) (Routledge, 2020); Knowledges Born in the Struggle. Constructing the Epistemologies of the Global South (Ed. with Maria Paula Meneses) (Routledge, 2019); The End of the Cognitive Empire: The Coming of Age of Epistemologies of the South (Duke University Press, 2018); If God Were a Human Rights Activist (Stanford University Press, 2015); Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide (Paradigm Publishers, 2014).