Associate Professor of Philosophy; Associate Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion
Philosophy of Film and Philosophy through Film
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; B.A., New York University
Dr. Grau specializes in ethics, topics in metaphysics, and philosophical work on film. He has published articles in Film and Philosophy, the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, the Journal of Moral Philosophy, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Philo, Philosophical Topics, The Review of Philosophy and Psychology, and The Southern Journal of Philosophy. (Penultimate drafts of most papers are available online at the webpage link above.) He is also the editor of three books on philosophy and film. The most recent, Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction, is co-edited with Susan Wolf and published by Oxford University Press.
Prior to coming to Clemson, Chris was Visiting Assistant Professor at UNC – Chapel Hill and Assistant Professor at Florida International University in Miami. He's also taught at Brooklyn College, Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland (Baltimore County), and Villa Julie College.