John Sanbonmatsu
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts


Research Interests
Ideological justifications for human domination and violence against nonhumans.
Marxism, feminism, and theories of praxis.


John Sanbonmatsu is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, where he teaches courses in animal ethics, epistemology, political theory, existentialism and phenomenology, and the philosophy of technology. He is the editor of the book, Critical Theory and Animal Liberation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011), and the author of The Postmodern Prince: Critical Theory, Left Strategy, and the Making of a New Political Subject (Monthly Review, 2004). His writing has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Detroit Free Press, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huffington Post, and the Boston Herald, among others. Sanbonmatsu is also creator and curator of the website,, offering criticism of cellular or “cultured” meat technology. Sanbonmatsu received his PhD in the History of Consciousness program from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and his BA from Hampshire College.

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