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I’ve just submitted my PhD, which I studied at the Department of Philosophy at University College London. In September 2022 I will become an LSE Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. I’m also a fellow of the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research.

My research focuses primarily on utilitarianism and socialism, with my doctoral thesis arguing that recognising the social nature of persons makes utilitarianism more defensible.

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

I’m a co-editor of the public political philosophy site ‘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 join in!

My preferred pronouns are he/him. You can find me on Twitter here, and email me at nikhil.venkatesh.16@ucl.ac.uk

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