Charles W. Mills is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He works in the general area of social and political philosophy, particularly in oppositional political theory as centered on class, gender, and race. In recent years he has focused on race. He is the author of numerous journal articles, book chapters, and several books. His books include The Racial Contract (1997); Blackness Visible: Essays on Philosophy and Race (1998); From Class to Race: Essays in White Marxism and Black Radicalism (2003); Contract and Domination (co-authored with Carole Pateman, 2007); Radical Theory, Caribbean Reality: Race, Class and Social Domination (2010); and Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism (2017). Mills is also the co-editor of Philosophy: The Big Questions (2003) with Ruth Sample and James Sterba, a special issue of the Du Bois Review on “Race in a ‘Postracial’ Epoch” (Spring 2014) with Robert Gooding-Williams, and Simianization: Apes, Gender, Class and Race (2015) with Wulf D. Hund and Silvia Sebastiani.

In 2017-18, he was the President of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association. In 2017, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.