David Mills trained in social anthropology and carried out his doctoral research on educational discourses in Uganda.
His research combines historical method with an ethnographic attentiveness to education and its cultural politics.
His research interests include the study of higher education, and in particular the changing shape of the social sciences, their methods, pedagogies and governance. Recent work has focused on the transformation of doctoral education. He also writes about the history of anthropology and the social sciences, and East African education.
Published monographs include Ethnography and Education (2013), and Difficult Folk: A Political History of Social Anthropology (2008).
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