Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Primary Academic Program: Philosophy
Biography:Yarran Hominh’s research sits at the intersection of moral psychology and social and political philosophy, drawing on, among other traditions, the global pragmatist tradition in John Dewey, W. E. B. Du Bois, and B. R. Ambedkar. He is interested in how modern social and political institutions shape human agency, and how human agency can in turn be used to change those institutions. His current book project is entitled The Problem of Unfreedom. It examines the fundamental practical political question: Can those who are unfree free themselves? His other research interests include philosophy of law, ethics, colonialism, early modern European philosophy, Asian philosophy, particularly Buddhism and Confucianism, critical Asian American philosophy, and the philosophy of the social sciences. He is associate editor of The APA Studies on Asian and Asian American Philosophers and Philosophies. Recent published work can be found in the Journal of Confucian Philosophy and Culture, Comparative Philosophy, The Philosopher, The Pluralist, and Res Publica.
Prior to joining Bard, Professor Hominh was Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Leslie Center for the Humanities and Lecturer in Philosophy at Dartmouth College. He has also taught philosophy and law at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. In other lives, he has also been a journalist, martial arts teacher, musician, and lawyer.
BA, LLB, LLM, University of Sydney; MPhil, PhD, Columbia University. At Bard since 2022.