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Sean Mills

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Professor, Canada Research Chair in Canadian and Transnational History
University of Toronto

    Sean Mills is professor and Canada Research Chair in Canadian and Transnational History. He came to the University of Toronto after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University, and his research has addressed questions of migration, race, culture, political thought, gender, and empire. His first book, The Empire Within: Postcolonial Thought and Political Activism in Sixties Montreal (2010), was awarded the Quebec Writers’ Federation First Book Award, and earned an Honourable Mention for the Canadian Historical Association’s Sir John A. Macdonald Award/Governor General’s Award for Scholarly Achievement. The dissertation from which it was derived won the John Bullen Award for the best history Ph.D. thesis in Canada, the Eugene Forsey Thesis Prize, and the Governor General’s Gold Medal. The book is now in its 4th printing, was reviewed in over 30 popular and academic publications, and was widely adopted for courses in a variety of disciplines. In 2011, the book was published in French translation as Contester l’empire. Pensée postcoloniale et militantisme politique à Montréal, 1963-1972