Associate Professor, Department of English
Affiliate Faculty Member, Department of Women's Studies
Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook
Critical Race Studies, Eighteenth-Century Writing and the Public Sphere; Materialist Cultural Theory
Mike Hill's research focuses on contemporary questions of race and whiteness, social movement theory, materialist reconceptions of identity, war and peace studies, and most recently, Adam Smith, the history of eighteenth-century writing, and the emergence of the public sphere.
His primary publications to date are: Whiteness: A Critical Reader (New York University Press: 1997), which won the Gustavas Myers Award for Best Book of 1997; (co-ed) Masses, Classes, and the Public Sphere (Verso: 2001 www.versobooks.com); and After Whiteness: Unmaking an American Majority (New York University Press: 2004 http://www.nyupress.org/.) Hill is currently completing a book on the moral and philosophical writing of Adam Smith. An additional book, Ecologies of War: Racial Complexity in an Age of Failed States, will be published on the University of Minnesota Press.
Hill is currently on the editorial board of the Review of Education/Pedagogy/and Cultural Studies; Cultural Logic; and The Global South. He is also Associate Editor of the minnesota review.