Vanessa Wills HeadshotDr. Vanessa Wills is a political philosopher, ethicist, educator, and activist based in Washington, DC. She is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The George Washington University. 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 informed by her study of Marx’s work and focuses on how economic and social arrangements can inhibit or promote the realization of values such as freedom, equality, and human development.