James Garrison

Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy

BA, Whitman College, 2004
MA, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007
PhD, University of Vienna, 2015


James Garrison currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Puget Sound. He has previously served as Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow at Scripps College, teaching courses like Ethical Theory, Philosophy of Race, Africana Philosophy, and Black Lives Matter. He recently obtained his doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Vienna, where he taught courses on Classical Chinese Philosophy after having undertaken exchange fellowships the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Peking University. Working under the guidance of Professor Roger Ames at the University of Hawai’i as part of his graduate studies, he developed his forthcoming book The Aesthetic Life of Power (State University of New York Press).