I’m Dr Catherine Oliver, a geographer based at the University of Cambridge. I am an expert on veganism, urban chicken-keeping, and animal histories.
My book Veganism, Archives, and Animals is out now in Hardback and eBook. It brings together theoretical and empirical insights to offer a historical and contemporary analysis of veganism and what a “multispecies” future might look like.
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From the blog:
In March 2021, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey about their decision to step down as working members of the British Royal Family as a result of racism in the monarchy and the media. This had taken a toll on both of their mental health and following stepping down, they haveContinue reading “Hen fever, British breeding, and royal rescues: How chickens became “royal” birds”
In Spring 2021, after ten years living in various parts of Birmingham, I moved to Cambridge for my work. I now live with my partner in a village a couple of miles north of Cambridge city, and have spent the last few months settling into our new quieter and slower pace of life. We movedContinue reading “A Critical Look at the Cows About Cambridge”