Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Taylor Elyse Mills

East Lansing, Michigan | | @wanderlustelyse |


  • Michigan State University, 2018-present
  • Pursuing a dual degree: JD & PhD in Philosophy
  • Hope College, 2013-2017
    • Bachelor of Arts in Composite: Moral Philosophy & Psychology
    • Spanish Minor
    • Summa Cum Laude
  • Semester Abroad in Granada, Spain (IES Abroad), Spring 2016


  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy-Michigan State University, 2018-present
  • Andrew C. Mellon Scholars Post-Baccalaureate FellowHope College, 2017-2018
  • Community CoordinatorLighthouse Immigrant Advocates, 2017-2018
  • Teaching Assistant for Mellon Scholars Program Seminar, Hope College, 2016-2017
  • Teaching Assistant for Philosophy First-Year SeminarHope College, 2014-2015



  • Continental Philosophy, Ethics, Aesthetics, Moral Psychology, Feminist Theory, Philosophy of Race, Law-Immigration Reform, Interdisciplinary Studies, Digital Humanities


  • Spanish
    • 7 years of academic experience
    • speak, read, and write at an advanced level
    • Semester abroad in Granada, Spain
    • Bilingual presentation at DH2018 (see “Presentations & Conferences”)


  • Emerging Scholars Travel Bursary AwardAlliance for Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), 2018
  • Patricia Clements DHSI Travel Bursary AwardDigital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), 2018
  • ILiADS Stakeholders Travel Bursary Award, Institute for Liberal Arts and Digital Scholarship (ILiADS), 2018
  • Charles E. Lake Memorial Prize in Philosophy, Hope College, received in 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017
  • Phelps Scholars Program Member, 2013-2017
  • Andrew C. Mellon Foundation Scholars in the Arts and Humanities, 2014-2017
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society, 2015-2017
  • Chapel Choir Vice President, 2016-2017
  • Women’s A Cappella, Luminescence, Student Director, 2016-2017
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, inducted in 2017
  • Sigma Delta Phi Spanish Honor Society, inducted in 2017
  • Award for Outstanding Contributions to Digital Liberal Arts Scholarship, 2017
  • Chapel Choir Exemplary Service Award, 2017
  • Nyenhuis Grant Recipient for research in India, 2016
  • Andrew C. Mellon Scholars Program Summer Research Grant Recipient, 2016
  • Global Student Ambassador for IES Abroad, Fall 2016



  • Institute for Liberal Arts and Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) Steering Committee & Stakeholders Project Member, Occidental College, 2018


  • Digital Humanities Summer Research Institution (DHSI) Course: XML for Literary & Historical Research, University of Victoria, 2018


  • Organized and Facilitated: The Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities (UNRH) Conference
    • UNRH 2019 Voices in Digital Humanities, The College of Wooster, 2019
    • UNRH 2018 InterHumanities, Hope College, 2018
    • UNRH 2017, Washington & Lee University, 2017
    • UNRH 2015, Davidson College, 2015
  • “Peruvian Matriarchies: An Oral Histories Project” (advisor to student project) Oral History and Student Engagement with Displaced Communities: at Oberlin College in Collaboration with the American University of Nigeria, 2017





  • “Mapping Mexico City” (Joint project with Professor Maria Claudia Andre) ILiADS Conference at Hamilton College, 2015


  • Project Presentation and Panelist for: “The Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities (Joint project with other students: Andrew Rikard, Ulemj Enkhbold, Elizabeth Stanton, Miranda Donnellan, Emily Hackman, and Eric Rhodes) ILiADS Conference at Hamilton College, 2015