Phenomenology; Existentialism; 20th century French philosophy (especially Merleau-Ponty); Philosophy of Mind and Embodiment; Philosophical Psychology; Social Philosophy
[Letter to Prospective Graduate Students]
Kym Maclaren founded the Transformative Justice Project at Ryerson University. The Transformative Justice Project works, in collaboration with community organizations, to
(1) establish initiatives that address the social conditions leading to and resulting from incarceration; and
(2) develop other, more transformative and community-based, forms of justice.
TJP’s current project involves facilitating conversations between youth and previously incarcerated people who were involved in gang-associated street-life. The aim is to encourage reflection on the social conditions of street conflict, to open up a sense of other possible life trajectories, and to enhance community engagement and respect for self and others. We're also aiming to institute a program inside prisons that will enable the same kind of conversation and reflection for incarcerated youth, with a focus on Black social history.
Selected Articles, Chapters, and Commentaries: