Vanessa Wills is a political philosopher, ethicist, educator, and activist working in Washington, DC.
She is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The George Washington University. In 2019/20, she was additionally the DAAD Visiting Chair in Ethics and Practice at Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität’s Munich Center for Ethics.
Her areas of specialization are moral, social, and political philosophy, nineteenth century German philosophy (especially Karl Marx), and the philosophy of race. Her research is importantly informed by her study of Marx’s work, and focuses on the ways in which economic and social arrangements can inhibit or promote the realization of values such as freedom, equality, and human development.