David Clinton Wills

Visiting Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication

David Clinton Wills

Phone: 212-998-5644

David Clinton Wills holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stony Brook University. He also holds a graduate certificate from the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University and a B.A. in Philosophy from Haverford College.

David Clinton Wills' research is engaged in exploring ethical, political, and social issues of identity, particularly in the context of gender performativity, racial discourse, and sexual politics, in a changing media landscape. His work focuses on how ideas of personhood, culture, and nation are articulated, represented, and shaped. He does this from an interdisciplinary framework built upon his education in critical theory, cultural studies, and philosophy.

David Clinton Wills has developed his work through grants from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. He joins Steinhardt after teaching at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University and CUNY Queens College.