Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD Program

Faculty of Humanities




Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD Program

Grant Yocom

Working title for dissertation: Engaging Post-Industrial Urban Regeneration: Organically emergent forms of civic engagement in Windsor/ Detroit 

I hold an honours BA in philosophy from the University of Windsor (2000) and a MA in philosophy from Brock University (2003).  Since 2004 I have been teaching philosophy at colleges and universities in Michigan and in Windsor.  I am currently a Special Lecturer in Philosophy at Oakland University (Rochester, MI) and a PhD candidate (ABD) in Interdisciplinary Humanities program at Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada).  In addition to this, I work with a number of non-profit community and artist collectives and currently serve on the executive board of the non-profit: Windsor Philosophical

(Arts) Association which supports student and independent scholarship in 'public philosophy.'  My research focuses on communitarian approaches to ethics.  More specifically, at Brock I am investigating the critical and proposive potential emergent culturally from needs based non-profit community organizations and artist collectives working in the context of the post industrial cities:  Windsor and Detroit.

Grant Yocom