CV

Academic Positions | Education | Interests | Publications
Teaching | Memberships & Volunteering | Honors | Talks
Internships | Service MediaLanguages | References


A PDF version of my CV can be downloaded here.


Academic Positions

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, October 2016-present
University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, August-December 2016
Lone Star College-Tomball, USA

Visiting Scholar, May 2016-present
Rice University, USA


Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Philosophy, May 2016
Rice University, USA
Thesis: The Wrongness of Killing
Advisor: Prof. George Sher

Master of Arts, Philosophy, December 2014
Rice University, USA

Master of Science (Diplom), Physics, minor in Philosophy, also courses in Ancient Greek, Astronomy & Mathematics, June 2009
Heidelberg University, Germany
Thesis: The K3 Lattice and T4/Z2
Advisor: Prof. Arthur Hebecker

Bachelor of Science (Vordiplom), Physics, minors in Mathematics & Computer Science, also courses in Islamic Studies, March 2006
Heidelberg University, Germany

Visiting Student
Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK, 2004-2005
Philosophy, University of Ulm, Germany, 2004-2005

Abitur, June 2004
Hariolf-Gymnasium Ellwangen, Germany

Visiting Student
Law, Institute of Law, Heidelberg University, Germany, 2004
Physics, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2004
Philosophy, Distance University of Hagen, Germany, 2003-2004
High School Study Abroad Program, Hoërskool Wagpos, South Africa, 2003
Physics & Mathematics, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2002-2003
Physics & Philosophy, San Francisco State University, USA, 2002
Physics, Kirchhoff Institute of Physics, Heidelberg University, Germany, 2001
Theoretical Physics, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Heidelberg University, Germany, 2001
Astrophysics, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, Heidelberg University, Germany, 2001


Interests

Moral Philosophy (especially Animal Ethics & Global Justice), Political Philosophy, Consciousness, Metaphysics, Logic & Critical Thinking, Mathematics, Theoretical Physics


Publications

Journal Articles

“Good to die,” Diacrítica 27 (2013), pp. 139-156

“The Concept of Human Dignity in German and Kenyan Constitutional Law” (with Reginald M. J. Oduor), Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 4 (2012), pp. 43-73

“Innocent Threats and the Moral Problem of Carnivorous Animals” (with Tibor R. Machan), Journal of Applied Philosophy 29 (2012), pp. 146-159

“On What a Good Argument Is, in Science and Elsewhere,” Dhaka University Journal on Journalism, Media and Communication Studies 1 (May 2011), pp. 17-26

“Weierstrass meets Enriques” (with Andreas P. Braun, Arthur Hebecker & Roberto Valandro), Journal of High Energy Physics 2010 (February 2010), pp. 1-28

Book Reviews

“Review of Alasdair Cochrane’s Animal Rights Without Liberation,” The Journal of Animal Ethics 5 (Spring 2015), pp. 114-116

“Review of Fritz Mauthner’s Die Sprache,” Copula: Jahangirnagar University Studies in Philosophy 30 (June 2013), pp. 65-67

Edited Books

Rainer Ebert & Anteneh Roba (eds.), Africa and Her Animals: Philosophical and Practical Perspectives (Pretoria: University of South Africa Press, forthcoming)

Rainer Ebert et al. (eds.), Tierrechte – Eine interdisziplinäre Herausforderung (Erlangen: Harald Fischer Verlag, 2007)

Book Chapter

“The African university and the moral status of non-human animals” (with Workineh Kelbessa), in: Rainer Ebert & Anteneh Roba (eds.), Africa and Her Animals: Philosophical and Practical Perspectives (Pretoria: University of South Africa Press, forthcoming)

Translation

Carl Cohen, “Haben Tiere Rechte?”, in Rainer Ebert et al. (editors), Tierrechte – Eine interdisziplinäre Herausforderung (Erlangen: Harald Fischer Verlag, 2007), pp. 89-104

Editorials, Op-Eds, Letters & Travel writing

“Animals too have rights,” Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh, 24 February 2017), reprinted as:

“RIP Tom Regan: Philosopher-activist and preeminent advocate of animal rights,” The Nation (Pakistan, 26 February 2017)
“Philosopher-activist Tom Regan, pre-eminent advocate of animal rights, dead at 78,” The Gandhi Way 132 (UK, Summer 2017), pp. 21-23

“Editorial,” Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics 8, issue 1 (2017)

“Editorial,” Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics 7, issue 3 (2016)

“Populismus bekämpft man nicht mit mehr Populismus,” Frankfurter Rundschau (Germany, 13 December 2016)

“South Africa: The Rainbow Nation,” The Weekend Independent (Bangladesh, 5 August 2016)

“Victoria Falls, and free-roaming lions in Botswana,” The Weekend Independent (Bangladesh, 29 July 2016)

“‘Welcome to Africa!’,” The Weekend Independent (Bangladesh, 22 July 2016)

“Stranded in the Kenyan desert, and a visit to the land of the Maasai,” The Weekend Independent (Bangladesh, 15 July 2016)

“The Simien Mountains, and the first hijra in Islam,” The Weekend Independent (Bangladesh, 1 July 2016)

“An oasis of hospitality in the searing heat of the Nubian Desert,” The Weekend Independent (Bangladesh, 24 June 2016)

“Stories of a time long gone, and Egyptian khichuri,” The Weekend Independent (Bangladesh, 17 June 2016)

“A millennium of Islamic scholarship, and a revolution yet to be completed,” The Weekend Independent (Bangladesh, 10 June 2016)

“From Germany to South Africa: The journey begins,” The Weekend Independent (Bangladesh, 3 June 2016)

“Nicht Ausweisung,” Schwäbische Post (Germany, 12 January 2016)

“Hass und Intoleranz,” Schwäbische Post (Germany, 5 November 2015), reprinted as:

“Hass und Intoleranz,” Gmünder Tagespost (Germany, 5 November 2015)
“Die eigentliche Krise,” Ipf- und Jagst-Zeitung (Germany, 5 November 2015)

“Animal rights and wrongs,” Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh, 2 October 2015)

“Atheism is not a dirty word,” Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh, 12 September 2015)

“A matter of equality,” Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh, 9 July 2015)

“Regenbogenfamilien,” Schwäbische Post (Germany, 22 June 2015), reprinted as:

“Regenbogenfamilien,” Gmünder Tagespost (Germany, 22 June 2015)

“The Yulin Dog Meat Festival and our double standards,” bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 21 June 2015)

“Ehe für alle,” Schwäbische Post (Germany, 16 June 2015), reprinted as:

“Ehe für alle,” Gmünder Tagespost (Germany, 16 June 2015)
“Ehe für alle muss kommen,” Ipf- und Jagst-Zeitung (Germany, 19 June 2015)

“Eating other animals,” Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh, 25 April 2015), reprinted as:

“নিরামিষ খাবার নিয়ে দুটি কথা,” bdnews24.com Bangla (Bangladesh, 23 May 2015)

“Gegen die Hetze,” Gmünder Tagespost (Germany, 19 April 2015), reprinted as:

“Gegen die Hetze,” Schwäbische Post (Germany, 20 April 2015)
“Nein zu Fremdenhass,” Ipf- und Jagst-Zeitung (Germany, 21 April 2015)

“Kindle the common light” (with Namrata Anirudh), Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh, 10 March 2015)

“Freiheit und Toleranz statt Burkaverbot,” The Huffington Post (Germany, 2 December 2014)

“Can slaughter be religion?”, Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh, 2 October 2014), reprinted as:

“মুসলিম ভাইবোনদের উদ্দেশে আবারও খোলা চিঠি,” bdnews24.com Bangla (Bangladesh, 5 October 2014)

“The French Burqa Ban: So much for Liberté & Égalité!”, Alochonaa (Australia, 28 July 2014), reprinted as:

“Banning the burqa: Liberation or oppression?”, bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 1 August 2014)
“The French burqa ban: So much for Liberté and Égalité!”, The Independent (Bangladesh, 30 August 2014)

“Fiddling while Rome burns: The ethical cost of living the high life,” bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 13 June 2014), reprinted as:

“Rana Plaza and senseless deaths from poverty,” Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh, 24 April 2015)
“Rana Plaza and senseless deaths from poverty,” The Bangladesh Chronicle (Bangladesh, 24 April 2015)
“Fiddling while Rome burns: The ethical cost of living the high life,” The Independent (Bangladesh, 4 May 2015)

“All creatures great and small” (with Matthew Islam), Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh, 13 April 2014)

“A New Year’s resolution: Dare to be kind,” bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 1 January 2014), reprinted as:

“A New Year’s resolution: Dare to be kind,” The Bangladesh Chronicle (Bangladesh, 1 January 2014)
“A New Year’s resolution: Dare to be kind,” The Star (South Africa, 7 January 2014), p. 8

“The Slave Market of Katabon” (with Shahnoor Rabbani), bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 4 November 2013), reprinted as:

“দাস ব্যবসার নিকৃষ্টতম স্থান কাঁটাবন,” bdnews24.com Bangla (Bangladesh, 27 April 2014)

“Masud: ‘I am a woman’” (with Shahnoor Rabbani), bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 16 September 2013), reprinted as:

“Masud: ‘I am a woman,’” The Bangladesh Chronicle (Bangladesh, 16 September 2013)

“Gegen alltäglichen Rassismus,” Schwäbische Post (Germany, 11 May 2013), reprinted as:

“Diskussion längst überfällig,” Ipf- und Jagst-Zeitung (Germany, 13 May 2013)

“Bangladesh’s LGBT community and the UPR 2013” (with Shakhawat Hossain), bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 27 April 2013)

“Blasphemy and the right to offend,” bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 21 April 2013), reprinted as:

“Blasphemy and the right to offend,” New Age (Bangladesh, 25 April 2013)
“ব্লাসফেমি আইন বনাম মতপ্রকাশের স্বাধীনতা,” bdnews24.com Bangla (Bangladesh, 5 May 2013)

“Society and the freedom of choice in the personal sphere,” The Independent 18 (Bangladesh, 24 February 2013), reprinted as:

“সমকামিতা : ধারণা বনাম বাস্তবতা,” bdnews24.com Bangla (Bangladesh, 30 May 2013)

“Some thoughts on capital punishment” (with Richard Alan Northover), The Independent 18 (Bangladesh, 17 February 2013)

“Moralisch schizophren,” Ipf- und Jagst-Zeitung (Germany, 17 December 2012)

“The YouTube ban and the right road to development” (with Tibor R. Machan), bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 1 November 2012), reprinted as:

“ইউটিউব নিষেধাজ্ঞা এবং অগ্রগতির সঠিক পথ,” bdnews24.com Bangla (Bangladesh, 4 November 2012)

“Children like yours” (with Hasna Begum), bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 3 October 2012), reprinted as:

“Children like yours,” The Weekly Blitz 7 (Bangladesh, 5 October 2012)
“In an alternate reality: A domestic story,” The Independent 18 (Bangladesh, 14 October 2012)
“ওরা তো আমাদের শিশুদেরই মতো,” bdnews24.com Bangla (Bangladesh, 25 November 2012)
“Children like yours,” Unmesh 6 (USA, December 2012)

“Young Bangladeshis more conservative than their elders, survey finds,” bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 5 July 2012), reprinted as:

“জরিপ বিশ্লেষণ বাংলাদেশের যুবসমাজ বয়স্কদের থেকে বেশী রক্ষণশীল,” bdnews24.com Bangla (Bangladesh, 8 June 2012)

“The examined life: Surveying moral beliefs in Bangladesh,” bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 12 June 2012), reprinted as:

“পরীক্ষিত জীবনঃ বাংলাদেশে নৈতিক বিশ্বাসের উপর একটি জরিপ,” bdnews24.com Bangla (Bangladesh, 12 June 2012)

“Bangladesh’s invisible minority,” bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 24 January 2012), reprinted as:

“Bangladesh’s 15 lakh Gay Invisible Minority,” bdnews.com (Bangladesh, 26 January 2012)
“Comment: Bangladesh’s invisible minority,” pinknews.co.uk (UK, 30 January 2012)
“Det Usynlige Mindretal I Bangladesh,” Homotropolis (Denmark, 5 February 2012)
“Bangladesh’s invisible minority,” The Weekly Blitz 7 (Bangladesh, 9 February 2012)
“বাংলাদেশের অদৃশ্য সংখ্যালঘু,” bdnews24.com Bangla (Bangladesh, 28 February 2012)
“বাংলাদেশের অদৃশ্য সংখ্যালঘু,” Songbad Protidin (Bangladesh, 3 March 2012)

“Acts of animal atrocities are no rare occurrence in today’s society,” The Rice Thresher (USA, 27 October 2011), reprinted as:

“Witnessing evil,” bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 16 November 2011)

“An Open Letter Concerning Eid al-Adha” (with Farah Akbar & Karina Zannat), Dhaka Courier 28 (Bangladesh, 27 October 2011), reprinted as:

“An open letter concerning Eid al-Adha: To our Muslim brothers and sisters,” bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 27 October 2011)
“পবিত্র ঈদ-উল-আযহা’র প্রাক্কালে মুসলিম ভাইবোনদের প্রতি একটি খোলা চিঠি,” bdnews24.com Bangla (Bangladesh, 27 October 2011)
“An open letter to Muslim brothers and sisters before Eid al-Azha,” The Financial Express 18 (Bangladesh, 28 October 2011)
“খোলা মন ও হৃদয় নিয়ে কুরবানীর দিনটি পালনের প্রেক্ষিতে কিছু দিক পুনঃবিবেচনা করার আমন্ত্রন জানাচ্ছি,” Songbad Protidin (Bangladesh, 28 October 2011)
“Eid Ul Adha: Sacrifice – then and now,” The Weekly Blitz 6 (Bangladesh, 28 October 2011)
“Compassionate Eid: An Open Letter,” bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 16 October 2012)
“মুসলিম ভাইবোনদের প্রতি খোলা চিঠি,” bdnews24.com Bangla (Bangladesh, 21 October 2012)
“Compassionate Eid: An Open Letter,” Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh, 15 October 2013)

“LGBT Community Calls for the Repeal of Section 377” (with Mahmudul Hoque Moni), The Weekly Blitz 6 (Bangladesh, 2 February 2011), reprinted as:

“Homophobic tendencies still abound in South Asia,” The Rice Thresher 98 (USA, 11 February 2011)
“Local LGBT Community Calls for Repeal of Section 377,” The Independent 17 (Bangladesh, 8 April 2011)
“In Bangladesh, Dies a Vestige of Colonialism,” The Gay and Lesbian Review 18 (USA, May/June 2011)
“LGBT community calls for the repeal of Section 377,” bdnews24.com English (Bangladesh, 22 November 2011)
“LGBT গোষ্ঠীর ৩৭৭ ধারা প্রত্যাহারের আহবান,” bdnews24.com Bangla (Bangladesh, 10 December 2011)


Teaching

Instructor, Introduction to Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Lone Star College-Tomball, USA, August-December 2016

Teaching Assistant for Prof. George Sher, Social and Political Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Rice University, USA, January-May 2015

Teaching Assistant for Prof. George Sher, Contemporary Moral Issues, Department of Philosophy, Rice University, USA, August-December 2012 & August-December 2013

Conductor of a one-day workshop on Formal Logic and Critical Thinking, Anushandhitshu Chokro, Bangladesh, 10 August 2012

Teaching Assistant for Dr. Gwen Bradford, Contemporary Moral Issues, Department of Philosophy, Rice University, USA, August-December 2011

Teaching Assistant for Dr. Miriam Wildenauer, Introduction to Symbolic Logic, Department of Philosophy, Heidelberg University, Germany, October 2006-March 2007 & April-August 2008

Teacher, Calculus & Linear Algebra, Volkshochschule Heidelberg, Germany, 4-25 March 2006 & 10-13 April 2007


Memberships & Volunteering

Member, Minding Animals, December 2016-present

International Life Member, Bangladesh Bioethics Society, September 2015-present

Volunteer & Fundraiser, Sneha Foundation, April 2013-present

Raised more than €18,000 for children orphaned by the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse & contributed as a consultant to educational projects in Bangladesh

Member, Anushandhitshu Chokro Science Organization, September 2011-present

Founding Chairman, Society of Friends of the Children’s Village Haluaghat, July 2009-January 2015

Worked with the Ekmattra Society to provide housing and education to street children in Dhaka & raised funds for the construction of the Ekmattra-DBBL Academy, a children’s village in Bangladesh

Founding Chairman, Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgemeinschaft Tierethik, Heidelberg University, June 2005-July 2007

Organized more than twenty public lectures & two panel discussions with speakers from six countries


Honors

Fellowships and Scholarships

Global Excellence and Stature (GES) Fellowship (R 220,000), University of Johannesburg, October 2016-present

Associate Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, June 2012-present

Graduate School Fellowship ($80,000), Rice University, 2010-2015

G. Ellsworth Huggins Scholarship ($73,500), University of Missouri, 2010-2015 (declined)

Travel Grants

Rice University Graduate Travel Grant ($465) to present a paper at the 12th Annual Essays of Significance Conference, March 2016

Rice University Humanities Research Center Travel Grant ($800) to present a paper at the La libération animale, quarante ans plus tard conference, May 2015

Rice University Graduate Travel Grant ($351) to present a paper at the La libération animale, quarante ans plus tard conference, May 2015

Rice University Graduate Student Association (GSA) Travel Grant ($500) to present a paper at the 3rd Minding Animals Conference, January 2015

Rice University Graduate Travel Grant ($600) to present a paper at the 3rd Minding Animals Conference, January 2015

Rice University Graduate Travel Grant ($300) to present a paper at the IV Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy, May 2013

Rice University Graduate Travel Grant ($600) to present a paper at the 2nd Minding Animals Conference, July 2012

Rice University Graduate Travel Grant ($700) to present a paper at the 2nd Annual European Conference for Critical Animal Studies, October 2011

Rice University Graduate Travel Grant ($500) to present a paper at the 2011 CSU Animal Ethics Graduate Student Conference, April 2011

Travel Grant ($600) to attend the UVU Animal Ethics Conference 2010, Culture & Animals Foundation, March 2010

Other

Chief Guest, Gorai Student Forum, Kushtia, Bangladesh, 22 & 23 July 2013 and 18 & 19 December 2014


Talks

“What makes killing wrong?”, Philosophy Spring Colloquium, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 2 October 2016

“What makes killing wrong?”, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 September 2016

“The Wrongness of Killing Animals,” Third Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School: The Ethics of Eating Animals, Oxford University, UK, 24-27 July 2016 (invitation declined)

“The Wrongness of Killing,” Central Texas Philosophy Workshop, Texas State University, USA, 9 April 2016

“Ethics after Darwin: Completing the revolution,” Work in Progress Series, Department of Philosophy, Rice University, USA, 16 March 2016

“The Wrongness of Killing Animals,” 12th Annual Essays of Significance Conference, University of Windsor, Canada, 12 March 2016

“String Theory: A Theory of Everything?”, James Madison High School, USA, 10 November 2015

“The Wrongness of Killing Animals,” La libération animale, quarante ans plus tard, Université Rennes 2, France, 28 May 2015

“A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy & Animal Rights,” James Madison High School, USA, 8 May 2015

“The Wrongness of Killing Animals,” Hindu College, University of Delhi, India, 19 January 2015

“The Wrongness of Killing Animals,” 3rd Minding Animals Conference, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, 16 January 2015

“The Wrongness of Killing Animals,” Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, India, 13 January 2015

“An Introduction to the Philosophy of Animal Rights,” Department of Psychology, Jagannath University, Bangladesh, 6 January 2015

“String Theory: A Theory of Everything?”, Houston Community College (Northeast Campus), USA, 17 June 2014

“The Wrongness of Killing Animals,” V Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy, University of Minho, Portugal, 15/16 May 2014 (invitation declined)

“The Wrongness of Killing Animals,” 13th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies, Rice University, USA, 11-13 April 2014 (invitation declined)

“Why Animals Have Rights,” Department of Anthropology, Jagannath University, Bangladesh, 20 August 2013

“What Is String Theory?”, Anushandhitshu Chokro, Bangladesh, 26 July 2013

“Why Animals Have Rights,” Department of Philosophy, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, 24 July 2013

“Good to Die,” IV Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy, University of Minho, Portugal, 21 May 2013

“The Value of Death,” Department of Philosophy, Rice University, USA, 24 September 2012

“The Concept of Human Dignity in German Constitutional Law,” South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS), Bangladesh, 7 August 2012

“The Value of Death,” Department of Philosophy, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, 24 July 2012

“Innocent Threats and the Moral Problem of Carnivorous Animals,” 2nd Minding Animals Conference, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, 4 July 2012

“Human Dignity in Contemporary Law, and as a Measure of Human Development,” Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 8 January 2012

“A Very Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy & Animal Rights,” Anushandhitshu Chokro, Bangladesh, 23 December 2011

“Innocent Threats and the Moral Problem of Carnivorous Animals,” 2nd Annual European Conference For Critical Animal Studies, Charles University, Czech Republic, 15 October 2011

“The Concept of Human Dignity in German Constitutional Law,” UNESCO Chair on philosophy and critical thinking, Mohammed V University at Agdal, Morocco, 13 October 2011

“Is Human Dignity an Obstacle to Moral Progress?”, Center for Human Rights and Peace, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 11 July 2011

“Innocent Threats and the Moral Problem of Carnivorous Animals,” Spring Meeting of the Indiana Philosophical Association, Ball State University, USA, 29/30 April 2011 (invitation declined)

“Innocent Threats and the Moral Problem of Carnivorous Animals,” Animal Ethics Graduate Student Conference (“Ignored Perspectives in Animal Ethics”), Colorado State University, USA, 10 April 2011

“The Moral Problem of Carnivorous Animals,” Café Philosophie, Stuttgart, Germany, 24 March 2010

“Street Children in Bangladesh,” Parish Hall, St. Bonifatius, Heidelberg, Germany, 22 February 2010

“The Moral Problem of Carnivorous Animals,” Humanities Journal Club, Heidelberg University, Germany, 2 November 2009

“Why Reliabilism Is Doomed To Fail,” Center for Excellence, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 4 July 2009

“Why Reliabilism Is Doomed To Fail,” Humanities Journal Club, Heidelberg University, Germany, 12 & 26 January 2009

“The History of Animal Ethics,” Interdisciplinary Lecture Series on Animal Rights, Heidelberg University, Germany, 26 April 2006


Internships

Goethe-Institut Bangladesh (cultural wing of the German Embassy), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 15 July-14 August 2012

Mandatory alternative civilian service, Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V., Ulm, July 2004-March 2005


Service

Coach, Houston High School Ethics Bowl team, Madison High School, December 2016-February 2017

Guest editor for two special issues on animal ethics, Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics (vol. 7, issue 3 & vol. 8, issue 1), August 2016-July 2017

Judge, Madison High School Science Fair, 23-25 May 2016

Judge, Third Annual Houston High School Ethics Bowl, Rice University, 6 February 2016

Referee for the Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics, 2015

Referee for the Journal of Value Inquiry, 2010

Organizer, Humanities Journal Club, Heidelberg University, December 2008-March 2010

Organizer, Libertarianism Workshop with Prof. Tibor R. Machan (including a public talk on human rights issues in Germany), Department of Philosophy, Heidelberg University, 22-25 July 2008

Co-editor, The Animal Ethics Blog, January-July 2007

Initiator & Co-organizer, Interdisciplinary Lecture Series on Animal Rights (received €6,200 in grants), Heidelberg University, June 2005-December 2006


Selected Media Coverage

Newspaper report about my PhD graduation from Rice University, Schwäbische Post (Germany, 22 July 2016)

“So mancher wünscht sich gar Adolf Hitler zurück,” newspaper interview about racism and anti-refugee sentiment in Germany, Ipf- und Jagst-Zeitung (Germany, 12 November 2015)

Feature in the special Eid issue of the Bangladesh Pratidin (Bangladesh, 16 July 2015)

Report about a lecture I gave at the Department of Philosophy at Hindu College, including an interview with me, in the very first issue of the Department’s new magazine, Falsafa (India, February 2015)

“Abolition of global factory farming industry urged,” newspaper report about a lecture I gave at Jagannath University, The Daily Observer (Bangladesh, 8 January 2015)

1-hour live radio interview about veganism, “Bombastic,” Radio Shadhin 92.4 FM (Bangladesh, 2 January 2015)

30-minute TV interview about animal ethics, vegetarianism, and my work in Bangladesh, “Bela Seshe,” SA TV (Bangladesh, 21 December 2014)

Newspaper report about my visit to the Gorai Students Forum (GSF) in Kushtia, Bhorer Kagoj (Bangladesh, 25 July 2013)

“About a dying vestige of British colonialism,” newspaper interviewThe Independent (Bangladesh, 9 September 2012)

“Gerecht: Rainer Ebert kämpft für eine bessere Welt,” newspaper profile, Ipf- und Jagst-Zeitung (Germany, 24 January 2011)


Languages

German (native)

English (fluent spoken & written)

Ancient Greek, Latin & French (basic)


References

Prof. Baruch Brody, Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities,Department of Philosophy, Rice University

Prof. Richard Grandy, McManis Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Rice University

Prof. Arthur Hebecker, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Heidelberg University

Prof. Peter McLaughlin, Department of Philosophy, Heidelberg University

Prof. Thaddeus Metz, Department of Philosophy, University of Johannesburg

Prof. George Sher, Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Rice University

Prof. Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University