I teach and research philosophy at the London School of Economics, having recently submitted my PhD thesis at University College London. I’m also a fellow of the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research.

My research focuses primarily on utilitarianism and socialism: my PhD thesis argues that recognising the social nature of persons makes utilitarianism more defensible.

I’m also interested in effective altruism, population ethics, Marxism, the ethics of data, the philosophy of race and gender, and the nature of normativity, morality and politics.

I’m a co-editor of ‘What to do about now?’ – where we investigate the philosophical side of current affairs. I also run a Fantasy Premier League for philosophers – email me if you want to participate in either of these!

My preferred pronouns are he/him. You can find me on Twitter here, and email me at n.venkatesh2@lse.ac.uk.

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