Marguerite Carmel Mills
Marguerite Mills is a geographer and artist. She is a current graduate student in the University of Minnesota's Geographic Information Science Master's Program minoring in sociology. Mills research takes a deep mapping approach, focusing on the intersection of race, place, and housing as a critical juncture for interrogating structural oppression and material inequality.
An award-winning cartographer, Mills uses the power of spatial analysis, place-based narratives, and media rich platforms to bring underrepresented stories to light. In addition to cartographic work, she is a skilled 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 she isn't making maps, Mills is a housing activist advocating for the rights of unhoused neighbors in the Twin Cities. She can also be found exploring wild and underground places, or pole dancing.