At an author’s reception at Monmouth University on April 6, 2016, I gave a short speech on the purpose of my latest book, A Rational Approach to Animal Rights (available from palgrave.com). I stated that, as an activist-scholar, I hoped to make Nonhuman Animal rights more accessible to Sociology, and Sociology more accessible to Nonhuman Animal rights. I was tickled to receive some support from our provost in the back of the audience, who is also a vegan!
This month I successfully defended my dissertation, Professionalization, Factionalism, and Social Movement Success: A Case Study of Nonhuman Animal Rights Mobilization. I am pictured here with my amazing chair Dr. Michael Carolan who specializes in environmental sociology and food justice just as I was made Dr. Wrenn.
Thank you to all of my readers and colleagues for helping me along my path. Your support, feedback, and encouragement mean the world to me. I am looking forward to a long career in service of the animals. My dissertation will not be made public as I have plans to publish it as a book in the near future. Stay tuned!
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