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Sep 30 2022

The Racial Contract at 25: A Conference in Memory of Charles Mills

September 30, 2022

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM


UIC Institute for the Humanities, 701 South Morgan, Lower Level Stevenson Hall, UIC Campus


Chicago, IL 60607

The Racial Contract at 25: A Conference in Memory of Charles Mills­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

When Charles Mills passed away in 2021, he left many legacies: ground-breaking work in the philosophy of race, political philosophy and social epistemology, as well as many colleagues and students influenced and mentored. 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of perhaps his most influential work, The Racial Contract, a work conceived and written while Mills was a professor at UIC, and mostly drafted during a Fellowship year at the Institute for the Humanities. This conference will showcase the work of a new generation of scholars who are taking up and wrestling with Mills’s many legacies, as well as give a chance for his friends and former colleagues and students to gather and remember him.

Participants include:

Linda Alcoff, CUNY Graduate Center

Marzouq Alnusf, Northwestern University

Luvell Anderson, Syracuse University

Corey Barnes, University of San Diego

Larry Blum, University of Massachusetts Boston

Emmalon Davis, University of Michigan

Eyo Ewara, Loyola University Chicago

Dan Flory, Montana State University

Taylor Rogers, Loyola University Chicago

Jackie Scott, Loyola University Chicago


Linda Vavra

Date posted

Jun 29, 2022

Date updated

Jun 29, 2022