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Sean Mills is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Canadian and Transnational History at the University of Toronto.  His first book, The Empire Within: Postcolonial Thought and Political Activism in Sixties Montreal was awarded the Quebec Writers’ Federation First Book Award in 2010, and earned an Honourable Mention for the Canadian Historical Association’s Sir John A. Macdonald Award/Governor General’s Award for Scholarly Achievement.  In 2011, the book was published in French translation as Contester l’empire. Pensée postcoloniale et militantisme politique à Montréal, 1963-1972.  Mills’ most recent work has explored questions of north-south relations, migration, and the politics of culture.   In 2016, Mills co-edited Canada and the Third World: Overlapping Histories, a book designed to highlight new ways of conceptualizing the transnational ties of Canadian history.  Also in 2016, Mills published his second sole-authored work, A Place in the Sun: Haiti, Haitians, and the Remaking of Quebec.  The book won the Prix de la présidence de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec for the best book in Quebec politics, the Clio-Québec Prize from the Canadian Historical Association, and an Honourable Mention from the Haitian Studies Association’s Avant Garde Book Prize. In the fall of 2016, the book was published in French translation as Une place au soleil. Haïti, les Haïtiens et le Québec. Mills is currently working on a new book about art, culture, and social change.

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