Lori Gruen (Wesleyan): Ecofeminism and Critical Animal Theory
October 19, 2022 2:45 pm UK time




Lori Gruen is the William Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University. She is a leading scholar in animal studies and feminist philosophy. She is the author and editor of eleven books, including Ethics and Animals: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2011), The Ethics of Captivity (Oxford, 2014), and Entangled Empathy (Lantern, 2015) and the forthcoming Critical Terms for Animal Studies (2018). Most recently, she co-authored a book with Alice Crary entitled Animal Crisis: A New Critical Theory. She is a Fellow of the Hastings Center for Bioethics and a Faculty Fellow at Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Animals and Public Policy and was the first chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Center for Prison Education at Wesleyan. Her research lies at the intersection of ethical theory, political philosophy, and social practice. She has written on a range of topics and her current projects include exploring ethical and political questions raised by captivity and carceral logics.

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