I am a philosopher interested in animals, food, and politics. My first book, Just Fodder: The Ethics of Feeding Animals (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022), explores the ethical and political questions that are raised by human practices of feeding animals. My second, Food, Justice, and Animals: Feeding the World Respectfully (Oxford University Press, 2023) asks what the food system of a society respecting animal rights would look like.
I’ve published on a range of questions about animals in moral, legal, and political philosophy, including animal rights; eating animals and animal products; our relationships with wild animals; what we should feed companion animals; what we owe animals in war; whether it makes sense to think of animals as owners of property; whether we should protect animals from hate speech; and more.
I’ve worked in the division of International Relations, Politics and History at Loughborough University since 2022. In the past, I’ve worked at the University of Sheffield, the University of York, and Queen’s University (in Canada). I studied at Lancaster University and Queen’s University Belfast.
Since 2020, I’ve run the animal studies podcast Knowing Animals, which features interviews with academics from all kinds of disciplines about their work on human-animal relationships. The podcast was founded by Siobhan O’Sullivan in 2015. It’s available in all the usual places (e.g., iTunes, Spotify, etc.), and you can also follow the podcast on Twitter.
I’m always happy to hear from people interested in my work or working in a similar area. For more information, including contact details and links to published work, see my website. You’re also welcome to follow me on Academia.edu, Twitter, or Instagram.