I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, where I am working under the supervision of Professor Thaddeus Metz. I am also a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy at Rice University in Texas and an Associate Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.
In my doctoral dissertation, which I wrote under the direction of Professor George Sher, I defend a novel account of the wrongness of killing, according to which it is no less seriously wrong to kill a non-human conscious animal than it is to kill you or me.
I have lectured and published across four continents on topics such as human rights, animal ethics, logic, and string theory.
I am interested in all of philosophy, except the obscure kind. Particular interests include the moral status of human and nonhuman animals, political philosophy, consciousness, metaphysics, logic, critical thinking, and the roles philosophy does, can, and should play in education, politics, and activism.
As an activist, I have been engaged in the animal rights movement, the fight against extreme poverty, and the struggle for the rights of sexual minorities.
In my spare time, I like to ride my motorcycle, take photos, and travel. It’s Khukie with whom I enjoy doing things most.