BiographyJeff Sebo is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Philosophy, and Director of the Animal Studies M.A. Program at New York University. He was previously Research Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and before that he held postdoctoral fellowships in Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and Animal Studies and Environmental Studies at New York University.
Jeff works primarily on bioethics, animal ethics, and environmental ethics. Recent and upcoming topics include animals and climate change; food, animals, and the environment; agency, sentience, and moral status; the ethics of activism, advocacy, and philanthropy; and the moral, social, and political value of humor. His co-authored books Chimpanzee Rights and Food, Animals, and the Environment are available now.
Jeff also do a lot of work with animal protection and animal studies organizations. For example, I currently sit on the Board of Directors at Animal Charity Evaluators, the Board of Directors at Minding Animals International, the Advisory Board at Sentience Institute, and the Executive Committee at the Animals & Society Institute.
Jeff lives in Brooklyn, NY with his partner Maryse and their dog Smoky.