Jason D. Hill was born and raised in Jamaica and migrated to
the United States in 1985 at the age of 20. He earned his Ph.D.
in philosophy from Purdue University in 1998. He is Associate
Professor of philosophy at De Paul University in Chicago. His
areas of specialization are in ethics and political philosophy,
with a special passion reserved for human rights and
He is the author of Becoming a Cosmopolitan: What it Means to
be a Human Being in the New Millennium, an academic nonfiction
book for a general readership published in 2000 by Rowman and
Littlefield. Dr. Hill is also the author of numerous articles
published in Salon, The Detroit News, Issues and Views, The
Atlanta Journal and Constitution, and Destiny Magazine. He has
appeared on several radio and television programmes including
Wisconsin, New York, Toronto, and Chicago public radio and NBC's
Today Show as a commentator with host Mike Leonard.
Dr. Hill has extensive experience in writing for a large
audience. His training has its roots in the harsh realities of
international political journalism in Jamaica. After graduating
from high school he began work there as a reporter at the
largest newspaper in the Caribbean, The Gleaner. There he wrote
feature stories, theatre, book and art reviews, hard news, and,
when time permitted, he did some court reporting. As a result he
has a no-nonsense, down to earth approach to writing. At the
same time, this concreteness is always tempered by his passion
for ideas and reverence for coherent theory.
He has just
completed his second book on cosmopolitanism, and is also
working on another novel.
Coming Out as a Moral Cosmopolitan
What It Means to Be a Human Being in the New Millennium
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