Animals & Society

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Dr. Wrenn’s full list of publications is available here.


Wrenn, C. L. 2021. Animals in Irish Society: Interspecies Oppression and Vegan Liberation in Ireland’s First Colony. New York: SUNY Press.

Wrenn, C. L. 2019. Piecemeal Protest: Animal Rights in the Age of Nonprofits. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. DOI: 10.3998/mpub.11301441.

Wrenn, C. L.  2016.  A Rational Approach to Animal Rights:  Extensions in Abolitionist Theory.  London, UK:  Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/9781137434654.

Book Chapters

Wrenn, C. L. 2021. “Vegan Geographies in Ireland.” Pp. 394-406, in The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies, edited by L. Wright. London: Routledge.

Wrenn, C. L. 2017. “Toward a Vegan Feminist Theory of the State.” Pp. 201-230, in Animal Oppression and Capitalism, edited by D. Nibert. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Wrenn, C. L. 2021. “Beehives on the Border: Liminal Humans and Other Animals at Skellig Michael.” Irish Journal of Sociology . Online first. DOI: 10.1177/0791603521999957.

Wrenn, C. L. 2020. “Free-Riders in the Nonprofit Industrial Complex: The Problem of Flexitarianism.” Society & Animals 26 (4): 567-591. DOI: 10.1163/15685306-12341544.

Wrenn, C. L. 2019. “Discriminating Spirits: Cultural Source Theory and the
Human-Nonhuman Boundary
Mortality. Online first. DOI: 10.1080/13576275.2019.1622519

Wrenn, C. L. 2018. “College Student Literacy of Food Animal Slaughter in the United States.” International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food 24 (2): 215-228.

Wrenn, C. L. 2018. “How to Help When It Hurts? Think Systemic.” Animal Studies Journal 7 (1): 149-179.

Wrenn, C. L. 2018. “Pussy Grabs Back. Bestialized Sexual Politics and the Intersectional Failure in the Protest Posters for the 2017 Women’s March.” Feminist Media Studies 19 (6): 803-821. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2018.1465107.

Wrenn, C. L., J. Clark, M. Judge, K. Gilchrist, D. Woodlock, K. Dotson, R. Spanos, and J. Wrenn.  2015.  “The Medicalization of Nonhuman Animal Rights: Frame Contestation and the Exploitation of Disability.” Disability & Society 30 (9): 1307-1327. DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2015.1099518.

Wrenn, C. L. 2015. “The Land of Meat and Potatoes? Exploring Ireland’s Vegan and Vegetarian Foodscape.” Preprint, doi: 10.31235/

Wrenn, C. L.  2014.  “Fifty Shades of Oppression:  Unexamined Sexualized Violence against Women and Other Animals.”  Relations:  Beyond Anthropocentrism 2 (1):  135-139.

Book Reviews

Wrenn, C. L. 2020. “Can Choice Feminism Advance Vegan Politics.” Society & Animals 28: 101-104. DOI: 10.1163/15685306-00001962.

Wrenn, C. L. 2019. “Black Veganism and the Animality Politic.” Society & Animals 27: 127-131. DOI: 10.1163/15685306-12341578.

Wrenn, C. L. 2017. “The New Sociology of Species and Media: A Review.” Media, Culture & Society 40 (2): 307-310. DOI: 10.1177/0163443717706072.

Wrenn, C. L. 2017. “Review. Breeze Harper. 2014. Scars: A Black Lesbian
Experience in Rural White New England. Sense Publishers.” Feminist Spaces 3 (1): 124-126.

Wrenn, C. L. 2016. “Review of Our Children and Other Animals.” Between the Species 19(1): 2010-2014.

Conference Presentations

Wrenn, C. L. 2021. “What is Vegan Sociology?.” Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage Seminar Series. Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Online. April 9.

Wrenn, C. L. 2021. “Animals and Society: A Canterbury Case Study.” University of Kent. Online. March 20.

Wrenn, C. L. 2020. “Animalizing AppalachiaEnvironmental History Workshop. Online. September 7.

Wrenn, C. L. 2020. “A Survey of American Sociologists.Annual Meeting of the International Association of Vegan Sociologists. Online. August 8.

Wrenn, C. L. 2020. “Beehives on the Border of Humanity: The Monks of Skellig MichaelAnimal History Group. London, UK. June 19.

Wrenn, C. L. 2019. “Voices of Guinness: Animal Labour and the Sociology of WorkUniversity of Kent School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research Faculty Seminar. Canterbury, UK. November 14.

Wrenn, C. L. 2019. “Civilizing Horses and Travellers in Post-Colonial Ireland.Decolonising Animals. Christchurch, NZ. July 2.

Wrenn, C. L. 2019. “Animal Spirits and their Gendered Earthly Remains: Summoning Masculinity and
Femininity Norms in the Human-Nonhuman Relations of Ghost Stories.
Animal Remains. Sheffield, UK. April 29.

Wrenn, C. L. 2018. “Discriminating Spirits: Animals in Ghost Stories and the Human-Nonhuman Boundary.Animals and Us: Research, Policy, and Practice. Windsor, ON. October 13.

Wrenn, C. L. 2018. “The Land of Meat and Potatoes? Animal Agriculture and Veganism in the Irish Discourse.Thinking about Animals. St. Catharines, ON. March 2.

Wrenn, C. L. 2014. “Understanding Oppression: An Intersectional Approach.” Our Collective Struggle: Human and Nonhuman Animals. January 17. London, ON: Western Ontario Vegan Society and University Students’ Council.


Wrenn, C. L. 2020. “Letter from ChairAmerican Sociological Association Animals & Society Section Newsletter, April 27.

Wrenn, C. L. 2020. “Is Sociology Ready to take Animals Seriously Now?British Sociological Association’s Everyday Society, April 16.

Wrenn, C. L. 2020. “Zoos as Colonial Legacies of Injustice.University of Kent News Centre, March 5.

Wrenn, C. L. 2020. “‘Pets Should Not Be Kept by Humans.University of Kent News Centre, February 6.

Wrenn, C. L. 2019. “Letter from ChairAmerican Sociological Association Animals & Society Section Newsletter, Autumn.

Wrenn, C. L. 2019. “Ghost Stories Tell Us a Lot about Animals in Human SocietyAmerican Sociological Association Animals & Society Section Newsletter, Autumn.

Wrenn, C. L. 2017. “The Disney Nonhuman Princesses.” Sex and Gender News Fall (November): 9-10.

Wrenn, C. L. 2013. “The Motivation for No-Kill Shelters.” The Roanoke Times.

Wrenn, C. L. 2013. “The Original Cat Ladies.” Pacific Standard.

Wrenn, C. L. 2013. “The Sociological Perspective on Other Animals.” Everyday Sociology Blog.

Wrenn, C. L. 2013. “Suffragette Cats are the Original Cat Ladies.” Jezebel.

Nibert, D., C. Wrenn, and C. Glasser. 2012. “Animal Exploration.” American Sociological Association Footnotes.

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