Canadian National & Local Politics/Intellectual Histories of the Canadian Left & Modern Canadian Politics
Allen Mills (BA Hons, Trinity College, Dublin University, 1967; MA, York University, Toronto, 1968; Ph. D., University of Western Ontario, 1976) is a full professor. His Ph.D. thesis was on "The Forum and Canadian socialism, 1920-1934." He has published articles on Canadian socialism, the Canadian Forum, early Winnipeg radicalism, J. S. Woodsworth, Frank Scott, Ernest Gellner and media in post-Communist Czechoslovakia. He was visiting fellow at Edinburgh University in 1992 and visiting lecturer in Canadian Studies at Charles University, Prague in the same year. His book on Woodsworth, Fool for Christ: the political thought of J. S. Woodsworth was published in 1991 by University of Toronto Press. His research interests include: Canadian politics, Canadian socialism and liberalism; eastern Europe and the thought of Trudeau, Charles Taylor and Will Kymlicka.
He was chair of the Department from 2000 to 2005. From 2004 to 2007 he was editor of the government and politics entries for The Encyclopedia of Manitoba which was published in November 2007. Presently he is working on a book-length project on the Political Thought of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1950-1965.