Marguerite Carmel Mills
Marguerite Mills is a geographer and artist. She holds a bachelor's in Developmental Psychology and a master's in Geographic Information Science with a minor in Sociology. Currently, she is working on her PhD in Geography at the University of Minnesota and a fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change.
Mills' research takes a deep mapping approach, focusing on the intersection of private property and housing as a critical juncture for interrogating structural oppression and material inequality. As a cartographer, Mills uses spatial analysis, place-based narratives, and media-rich platforms to bring underrepresented stories to light. In addition to cartographic work, she is a theorist and writer in the area of property, housing, and inequality. For a sampling of her work, see the project section. A member of the Mapping Prejudice project, she has been practicing this community-focused approach to GIS research since 2018.
When they aren't making maps, Mills is a housing activist advocating for the rights of unhoused neighbors in the Twin Cities. They can also be found exploring wild and underground places, drawing, painting, or pole dancing.