Hello,

I’m Dr Catherine Oliver, a geographer and lecturer based at Lancaster University. I currently teach Sociology of Climate Change at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I am a researcher and expert on veganism, animal histories, and urban studies.

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:

Transforming Paradise: More-than-human life in Birmingham’s regeneration.

Birmingham, 2022… …the city has been plastered in colour, shrink wrapped in bright festivities, and has a garish new mascot poised to pose with the one million visitors landing on the city for this summer’s Commonwealth Games. The city is unrecognisable, but it is not only because of these gaudy drippings to welcome athletes andContinue reading “Transforming Paradise: More-than-human life in Birmingham’s regeneration.”

Hen fever, British breeding, and royal rescues: How chickens became “royal” birds

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”

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