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Alice Wheatley

Alice Wheatley

Philosophy

Alice Wheatley is a UEA English Literature and Philosophy graduate, and a former committee member for the UEA Vegan Society. She is now studying towards an MA in Philosophy at King’s College London. She has interests in Environmental and Animal Ethics, particularly their Literary representation.

Alise Miluna

Alise Miluna

Student Representative

Alise Miluna studies Environmental Sciences at UEA and has previously worked for the animal defence organization, Dzīvnieku Brīvība, in Latvia and humanitarian projects of One World Institute Norway and Humana People to People. She is interested in (and happy to discuss!) everything from synthesising environmental, animal and human welfare to art, travelling and outdoor adventures.

Caroline Verfuerth

Caroline Verfuerth

Psychology

Caroline is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield and Impact Support Officer at the University of Bath’s Psychology Department. She has recently submitted her thesis titled "Sustainable behaviour in the workplace: An investigation of contextual spillover effects from work to home through the lens of Identity Process Theory” in which she investigated the effects of a meat reduction intervention in a workplace on employees’ pro-environmental behaviours at home.
Some findings of her thesis are published in the Journal "Frontiers in Psychology."

She is co-founder of the British Environmental Psychology Society (BrEPS), a UK based network for researchers in environmental psychology and environment and behaviour research.
Her research interests lie in promoting environmentally sustainable lifestyles and in particular sustainable diets and reduction of meat consumption.

Catherine Rowett

Catherine Rowett

Philosophy

Catherine Rowett (formerly publishing as Catherine Osborne) works on ancient philosophy, with a focus on Plato, Aristotle, philosophy before Socrates and also the early Christian period. She is also interested in the history of ideas and attitudes in the West, towards the exploitation of natural resources, including animal husbandry, over the period from antiquity to the present day, and in the role of literature and the imagination in developing moral sensitivity and judgement. Her publications include Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the humane in ancient philosophy and literature (Oxford 2007), and 'Ancient Vegetarianism' in Food in Antiquity, ed. Wilkins, Harvey, Dobson. (Exeter 1995) as well as several articles on Pythagoreanism and reincarnation theories in antiquity. She defends a position against intensive factory farming but in favour of a mixed economy that includes traditional farming practices suitable to the local area, including raising animals for meat and dairy where animals have traditionally been allowed to graze without damaging the ecosystem. She is active in campaigning on environmental issues alongside her academic work.

Corey Wrenn

Corey Wrenn

Sociology

Corey Wrenn is Lecturer of Sociology with the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Political Movements at the University of Kent. She received her PhD in Sociology from Colorado State University in 2016. She was awarded Exemplary Diversity Scholar, 2016 by the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity. She served as council member with the American Sociological Association’s Animals & Society section (2013-2016), was elected Chair in 2018, and co-founded the International Association of Vegan Sociologists in 2020. She serves as Book Review Editor for Society & Animals and Editor for The Sociological Quarterly is a member of The Vegan Society’s Research Advisory Committee and hosts Sociology & Animals Podcast. Dr Wrenn has been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Gender Studies, Environmental Values, Feminist Media Studies, Disability & Society, Food, Culture & Society, and Society & Animals. In July 2013, she founded the Vegan Feminist Network, an academic-activist project engaging intersectional social justice praxis. She is the author of A Rational Approach to Animal Rights: Extensions in Abolitionist Theory (Palgrave MacMillan 2016), Piecemeal Protest: Animal Rights in the Age of Nonprofits (University of Michigan Press 2019), and Animals in Irish Society (SUNY Press 2021).

Emelia Quinn

Emelia Quinn

Literature & Media

Emelia Quinn is a DPhil candidate in the English Faculty at the University of Oxford and recently submitted her thesis, entitled "The Monstrous Vegan: Reading Veganism in Literature, 1818 to Present." She is co-editor of Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture: Towards a Vegan Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Her work focuses on the intersections between vegan theory, animal studies, and queer theory.

She is currently convening the special option module "An Unnatural History: Animals in Modern Western Art" in the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies at the University of Birmingham. In addition, her paper "Notes on Vegan Camp" is forthcoming with PMLA.

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