Project information: Urban ecologies, chickens, and covid-19

In 2020, during the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK, interest in domestic chicken-keeping sky-rocketed, expediting trends that have seen increasing numbers of people re-homing chickens in recent years, notably in urban areas. The demand for chickens is potentially linked to the threat to food security, as well as to people having more time during lockdown.Continue reading “Project information: Urban ecologies, chickens, and covid-19”

Urban Chickens and Enmeshed Multispecies Lives Talk, December 2020.

A recording of a talk first given at the University of Cambridge Department of Geography Vital Geographies Research Group Seminar in December 2020 is now available on YouTube. In it, I discuss the ideas and research I will be doing on the next three years of Dr. Maan Barua’s European Research Council Funded ‘Urban Ecologies’Continue reading “Urban Chickens and Enmeshed Multispecies Lives Talk, December 2020.”

beyond species podcast: vegan geographies and embodied politics

At the end of September, Steve (the wonderful host of beyond species podcast) reached out to me to be a guest on the second series of his podcast, which recently won a Vegfund grant to cover the costs of hosting and production. I spoke with Steve on the podcast in mid-October and this is nowContinue reading “beyond species podcast: vegan geographies and embodied politics”

‘Worldly Togetherness’: The inaugural meeting of the International Association of Vegan Sociologists, 2020

In August, I presented a conference paper at the inaugural meeting of the International Association of Vegan Sociologists, a newly formed group founded by Corey Wrenn and Zoei Sutton in 2020. The association is for sociologists ‘who recognize veganism and anti-speciesism as an ethical imperative in the discipline,’ and aims to provide transnational networking andContinue reading “‘Worldly Togetherness’: The inaugural meeting of the International Association of Vegan Sociologists, 2020”

Beyond-human research: Negotiating silence, anger & failure in multispecies worlds

Earlier this year, the first paper from my PhD research was published in Emotion, Space and Society Journal as part of a special issue edited by Drs. Thom Davies, Tom Disney, and Elly Harrowell on Reclaiming failure in geography: academic honesty in a neoliberal world. The special issue features articles from geographers from across theContinue reading “Beyond-human research: Negotiating silence, anger & failure in multispecies worlds”

Veganuary 2020

Whatever you feel about veganuary’s motives & methods, I think it’s important to try and foreground within this space of consumerism a critical and ethics-political perspective on veganism, especially to fight for a liberatory veganism for people, animals & the earth, in personal, collective and worldly imaginations of a transformed and transformative future. In thisContinue reading “Veganuary 2020”

The Vegan Society Researcher Network

A few weeks ago, I got in touch with The Vegan Society to chat about my PhD, their researcher support and network and to pitch some articles for publication on their website. I am very pleased to have joined their researcher network, and you can check out my profile here. It is a network openContinue reading “The Vegan Society Researcher Network”

(dis-)Belonging bodies: negotiating outsider-ness at academic conferences publication in Gender, Place and Culture Journal

The first publication from the ‘dis-belonging’ bodies project (with Amelia Morris) has recently come out in Gender, Place and Culture journal. It is available to read here. We are very pleased that this work has been published in this journal, whose aims align closely with our own academic research ethics and passions. The idea from thisContinue reading “(dis-)Belonging bodies: negotiating outsider-ness at academic conferences publication in Gender, Place and Culture Journal”

archives, animals & activism: entangling vegan pasts, presents and futures

This talk was first given at the human geography seminar series at the University of Birmingham (UK) on 22nd January 2019The research drawn on for this talk is from my PhD research at the University of Birmingham, on veganism, a summary of which can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f… My PhD included an eight-month archival researchContinue reading “archives, animals & activism: entangling vegan pasts, presents and futures”