Michael K. Hill

Examines contemporary race relations and 'white' race identity

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Michael K. Hill

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: English

Expertise:
Race studies; "whiteness", U.S. minority relations; civil society; history of democracy; relation between "print culture" (the novel) and politics

Campus phone: (518) 442-4046
Campus email: mhill@albany.edu

Biography:

Mike Hill writes on contemporary race relations and "racial formation theory" in the U.S. He also works on the history of writing, in particular, how the origin of novel relates to democratic social movements in the formative period of the British Enlightenment.

His books include: Whiteness: A Critical Reader (NYU, 1997); Masses, Classes, and the Public Sphere (Verso, 2001); and After Whiteness: Unmaking an American Majority.

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.