Yarran D. Hominh

Academic Appointments

Lecturer in Philosophy; Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Yarran Hominh is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Leslie Center for the Humanities and Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. His research sits at the intersection of moral psychology and social and political philosophy, drawing on the global pragmatist tradition in John Dewey, W.E.B. Du Bois, and B.R. Ambedkar, among others. He examines how modern social and political institutions shape human agency, and how human agency can in turn be used to change those institutions. He has other research interests in philosophy of law, ethics, colonialism, early modern philosophy, and the philosophy of the social sciences.


Thornton, Room 301
HB 6035




  • B.A. University of Sydney
  • LL. B. University of Sydney
  • LL. M. University of Sydney
  • Ph. D. Columbia University

Speaking Engagements

  • October 7-9, Burlington VT - John Dewey Society, "Dewey and the Problem of Unfreedom"

  • October 21-23, New Orleans LA - PPE Society Annual Conference, "Dewey's Critique of Political Democracy in a Market Society"