Dr Corey Wrenn - Resisting sexism in the animal rights movement
Dr Wrenn, tackles the problem of rape culture in vegan spaces. The presentation critiques the exploitation of rape culture to promote veganism and the heavy use of rape memes and narratives to shock audiences.
Dr. Wrenn is Lecturer of Sociology with the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent. She was awarded Exemplary Diversity Scholar, 2016 by the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity. She served as council member with the American Sociological Association’s Animals & Society section (2013-2016) and was elected Chair in 2018.
She serves as Book Review Editor to Society & Animals and has been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Gender Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Disability & Society, Food, Culture& Society, and Society & Animals.
In July 2013, she founded the Vegan Feminist Network, an academic-activist project engaging intersectional social justice praxis. She is the author of A Rational Approach to Animal Rights: Extensions in Abolitionist Theory (Palgrave MacMillan 2016) and Piecemeal Protest: Animal Rights in the Age of Nonprofits (University of Michigan Press 2020).