Amitavo Islam studied mathematics and physics at ANU as an undergraduate. He has a PhD from Sydney University in pure mathematics in the area of category theory, and a PhD in philosophy from UNSW, in the philosophy of language. He has been an Associate Lecturer in mathematics at Sydney University (part-time) and at UNSW (full-time), and has taught courses in philosophy at UNSW. Since 2008 he has been Lecturer in philosophy at Campion College. His research interests lie in the areas of philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, and metaphysics.