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Catherine Oliver

Catherine Oliver is a lecturer in the Sociology of Climate Change at Lancaster University. Previously she was a research associate in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. A geographer interested in research beyond the human, she works on historical and contemporary veganism, the ethics and politics of interspecies friendship through human-chicken relationships, and multispecies ethnographic research, most recently with seabirds. She has been featured on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking, written for Tribune, and had her work cited in The Guardian and The Independent. She is the author of Veganism, Archives, and Animals: Geographies of a Multispecies World (Routledge, 2022) which won the Runners' Up Prize in the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society's Book Prize in 2022 and was a finalist for the prestigious AHRC/BBC’s New Generation Thinkers.