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Jeff Sebo

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Jeff Sebo
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationTexas Christian University (BA, 2005)
New York University (PhD, 2011)
💼 Occupation
🌐 Websitejeffsebo.net

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Jeff Raymond Sebo is an American philosopher. He is director of the animal studies MA program, clinical associate professor of environmental studies, and affiliated professor of bioethics, medical ethics, and philosophy at New York University.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Sebo studied philosophy and sociology at Texas Christian University. During his studies, he founded two animal rights groups in Fort Worth, Texas. After graduation, he moved to New York and studied at New York University, where he earned a doctorate in philosophy.[3] He is married to Maryse Mitchell-Brody.[4]


In 2018, Sebo co-authored Food, Animals and the Environment: An Ethical Approach, a book devoted to food ethics.[5] In 2018, Sebo was among those filing an amicus brief in support of granting legal personhood to chimpanzees.[6][7] Sebo told Vox in a story about slaughtering lobsters: "There is no ethical way to fish lobsters or any other animal for mass consumption."[8]

Sebo is regularly quoted in the mainstream media about animal issues and he does regularly write opinion articles for major media outlets including the Los Angeles Times,[9] The New York Times,[10] and NBC News.[11]

Selected publications[edit]

Articles and chapters[edit]

  • Sebo, Jeff (15 January 2020). "All We Owe to Animals". Aeon. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  • Sebo, Jeff (7 April 2018). "Should Chimpanzees Be Considered Persons?". The New York Times.



  1. "Jeff Sebo". as.nyu.edu. Retrieved 2020-03-01.
  2. "Jeff Sebo". Aeon. Retrieved 2020-07-12.
  3. Sebo, Jeff (2016-05-04). "Platter Chatter" (Interview). Interviewed by Jessica Porter.
  4. "Maryse Mitchell-Brody and Jeffrey Sebo (Published 2014)". The New York Times. 2014-07-06. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-22.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Reviews of Food, Animals and the Environment:
  6. Venkatraman, Sakshi (2018-04-16). "Professor Thinks Chimpanzees Should Be Legally Considered People | Washington Square News". Washington Square News. Retrieved 2020-10-19. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Reviews of Chimpanzee Rights: The Philosophers’ Brief:
    • Benz-Schwarzburg, Judith (February 2019). "Review" (PDF). EurSafe News. 21 (1): 10–11.
    • Thompson, R. Paul (September 2020). The Quarterly Review of Biology. 95 (3): 253–254. doi:10.1086/710398.CS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link)
  8. Valle, Gaby Del (2018-09-19). "A lobster pound in Maine is getting its lobsters high. Is this ethical?". Vox. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  9. Sebo, Jeff (2019-10-30). "Opinion: How we treat old chimpanzees — and what that says about us". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2020-10-19. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. Sebo, Jeff (2018-04-07). "Opinion | Should Chimpanzees Be Considered 'Persons'? (Published 2018)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  11. Sebo, Jeff (2019-11-27). "Opinion | Don't take a photo of that turkey! The case against Thanksgiving food porn". NBC News. Retrieved 2020-10-19. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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