What’s New

16 May 2019: We have made it into the Onion, which is the height of my professional achievement.


15 May 2019: Our measles paper has generated a large amount of interest–see the list compiled by the media office at Johns Hopkins University as well as my blog post.

Measles and Austin: A commentary based on my earlier post has appeared in the Austin American Statesman.


9 May 2019: Our paper, Sarkar, S., Zlojutro, A., Khan, K., and Gardner, L. 2019. “Measles Resurgence in the USA: How International Travel Compounds Vaccine Resistance.” The Lancet Infectious Diseases 18: is out.


8 May 2019: Kimberly Dill has just successfully defended her dissertation, “The Reciprocal Rewards of Optimizing Environmental Relationships.” This is the eighth dissertation I have supervised at the University of Texas at Austin and one of the very best.


22 March 2019: The Hill has just published my op-ed piece, “Biologists’ proposal to regulate human germline editing is flawed,” which summarizes my recent post.


19 March 2019: Our paper, Monroy-Gamboa, A. G., Briones-Salas, M. A., Sarkar, S., and Sánchez-Cordero, V. 2019. “Terrestrial Vertebrates as Surrogates for Selecting Conservation Areas in a Biodiversity Hotspot in Mexico.” Conservation Science and Practice e12: https://doi.org/10.1002/csp2.12 is just out.


13 March 2019: I just gave a talk, One hundred years later: unknowns of the 1918 flu epidemic a part of a panel, “The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919: 100 Years Later,” sponsored by the Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin. The link takes you to the visuals.


27 February 2019: Just out: Sarkar, S. 2019. “The Argument from Design: Biological Complexity and Interdependence.” In Koterski, J. W. and Oppy, G. Eds. Theism and Atheism: Opposing Arguments in Philosophy. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, pp. 365 -371.


15 February 2019: Kimberly Dill, who is finishing a dissertation on environmental philosophy under my supervision, has been offered a tenure-track position in the Philosophy Department at Santa Clara University in California.


26 December 2018: My op-ed piece “How we proceed with human gene editing will be the debate of the future” just appeared in The Hill.


1 November 2018: Moderating Questions for Anthony Appiah at the first conference of the Ethics Project at the University of Texas. Appiah’s talk, ” Social Identities and the Good Life,” was (expectedly) an unequivocal success. The event drew over 700 people in the audience.

Kwame Anthony Appiah arrive at The LBJ Auditorium for a speech at the Ethics Project At UT Austin in Austin, Texas on November 1st, 2018