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Dr. Charles Mills

Dr. Charles Mills is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois - Chicago. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1985, and previously taught at the University of Oklahoma. His main research interests are in radical and oppositional political theory, particularly around issues of class, gender, and race. He has published numerous articles on Marxism, critical race theory, and African-American philosophy, and has three books: The Racial Contract (1997), Blackness Visible: Essays on Philosophy and Race (1998), and From Class to Race: Essays in White Marxism and Black Radicalism (2003). A past UIC University Scholar (1999-2002), Mills was a Fellow at the UIC Institute for the Humanities in 2003-04, where he has started working on a joint book with Carole Pateman, tentatively titled Contract and Domination.

You can learn more about his work by reading this interview with Dr. Mills.

We are pleased to have him with us for our 6th Annual Graduate Student Philosophy Conference on February 11 and 12 of 2005.