Rajesh Sampath

Rajesh Sampath is associate professor of the philosophy of justice, rights and social change and associate director of the Master’s Program in Sustainable International Development at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

From 2006-2009, he was an adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and continued to serve on the Provost Council for College Eight at the university until June 2012.

His current research interests and disciplinary expertise include 20th-century Anglo-American and European moral and political philosophy, theories of modernization and social-historical change, epistemology and the sociology of knowledge in comparative religious studies, and comparisons of Western philosophy and traditional African, Indian and Chinese philosophy. His teaching interests include the Anglo-American, European and Global South traditions of philosophical ethics and theories of justice when applied to sustainable development issues.

In addition to publishing in academic journals, he blogs for The Huffington Post on law and public and social policy.

He completed a PhD at the University of California, Irvine, in the humanities, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, and a DAAD research scientist fellowship in Germany, where he published articles in continental European philosophy.