Mike Hill's research focuses on contemporary questions of race and whiteness, philosophy of science, 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); After Whiteness: Unmaking an American Majority (New York University Press: 2004 http://www.nyupress.org/) ; and The Other Adam Smith (Stanford University Press: 2015 http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=22158). An additional book, On Posthuman War: How Military Violence Invaded Identity, Civil Society, and the Body, is currently under contract with 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.