Nicolas Delon

I am currently a post-doc (‘Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow’) for the Animal Studies Initiative in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University. For three years, I have been fortunate to work with these folks on strengthening and expanding the emerging field of animal studies, advising our students, and organizing events.


In 2017-2018 I will be a ‘Law & Philosophy Fellow’ at the University of Chicago Law School, where I will co-teach the Law & Philosophy Workshop - on the environment and animals - with Martha Nussbaum.


I received my PhD in philosophy from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (EA PhiCo) in 2014. I wrote a dissertation defending a contextual theory of the moral status of animals under the supervision of Sandra Laugier. I spent the first three years of my PhD with full funding at the University of Picardie (UMR CURAPP).