I am a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, and I live in Houston, Texas.
From 2017 to 2019, I was a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in Tanzania. I continue to be affiliated with that Department as an International Research Associate.
Before I moved to Tanzania, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, where I was working under the supervision of Professor Thaddeus Metz.
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 am interested in all of philosophy, except the obscure kind. Particular interests include applied ethics, moral theory, social and political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and critical thinking.