Social Movement Theory

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

Books

Wrenn, C. L. 2020. Piecemeal Protest: Animal Rights in the Age of Nonprofits. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

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

Book Chapters

Wrenn, C. L. 2015. “Human Supremacy, Post-Speciesist Ideology, and the Case for Anti-Colonialist Veganism.” Pp. 55-70, in Animals in Human Society, edited by D. L. Moorehead.  Lanham, MD:  University Press of America/Hamilton Books.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Wrenn, C. L. 2019. “From Seed to Fruition: A Political History of The Vegan Society, 1944-2017.Food and Foodways 27 (3): Online first. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/07409710.2019.1646484

Wrenn, C. L. 2018. “Free-Riders in the Nonprofit Industrial Complex: The Problem of Flexitarianism.” Society & Animals 26. Online first.

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. Online first.

Wrenn, C. L. 2018. “Building a Vegan Feminist Network in the Professionalized Digital Age of Third Wave Animal Activism.” Preprint, doi: 10.31235/osf.io/jtps8

Wrenn, C. L. 2017. “Trump Veganism: A Political Survey of American Vegans in the Era of Identity Politics.” Societies 7 (4): 32.

Wrenn, C. L. 2016. “Social Movement Prostitution: A Case Study in Nonhuman Animal Rights Activism and Vegan Pimping.” Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity 4(2): 87-99.

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.

Wrenn, C. L.  2014.  “Abolition Then and Now:  Tactical Comparisons between the Human Rights Movement and the Modern Nonhuman Animal Rights Movement in the United States.”  Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Ethics 27 (2): 177-200.

Wrenn, C. L.  2013.  “The Role of Professionalization Regarding Female Exploitation in the Nonhuman Animal Rights Movement.”  Journal of Gender Studies 24 (2): 131-146.

Wrenn, C. L. and R. Johnson.  2013.  “A Critique of Single-Issue Campaigning and the Importance of Comprehensive Abolitionist Vegan Advocacy.”  Food, Culture & Society 16 (4):  651-668.

Wrenn, C. L.  2013.  “Resonance of Moral Shocks in Abolitionist Animal Rights Advocacy:  Overcoming Contextual Constraints.” Society & Animals 21 (4):  379-394.

Wrenn, C. L.  2012.  “Applying Social Movement Theory to Nonhuman Rights Mobilization and the Importance of Faction Hierarchies.”  Peace Studies Journal 5 (3):  27-44.

Wrenn, C. L.  2012.  “The Abolitionist Approach:  Critical Comparisons and Challenges within the Animal Rights Movement.”  Interface:  A Journal for and about Social Movements 4 (2):  438-458.

Wrenn, C. L.  2011.  “Resisting the Globalization of Speciesism:  Vegan Abolitionism as a Site for Consumer-Based Social Change.”  Journal for Critical Animal Studies 9(3):  9-27.

Book Reviews

Wrenn, C. L. 2019. “For the Wild: Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-activism.” Social Movement Studies Online first.

Wrenn, C. L. 2018. “Mobilizing food: A review of Building Nature’s Market.” Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. Online first.

Theses

Wrenn, C. L. 2016. Professionalization, Factionalism, and Social Movement Success:  A Case Study on Nonhuman Animal Rights Mobilization (Doctoral dissertation). Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Wrenn, C. L.  2008.  Powerlessness and Pollution in Alleghany County, Virginia:  A Historical Analysis of Paternalism and Economic Coercion in Appalachia and its Relationship with Environmental Degradation (Master’s thesis).  Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Conference Presentations

Wrenn, C. L. 2019. “Building a Vegan Feminist Network in the Professionalized Digital Age of Third Wave Animal Activism.American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. New York City, NY. August 12.

Wrenn, C. L. 2019. “Big Animal Rights.European Association for Critical Animal Studies. Barcelona, Spain. May 24.

Wrenn, C. L. 2019. “Resisting Rape Culture in Animal Rights Activism.Kent Vegan Festival. Canterbury, UK. May 4.

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. “Demographic Representations in Nonhuman Animal Rights Magazines and the Implications for Mobilization Efforts and Diversity.American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. August 17.

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. 2012. “Resonance of Moral Shocks in Abolitionist Animal Rights Advocacy: Overcoming Contextual Constraints.American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. August 20.

Op-Eds

Wrenn, C. L. 2018. “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Factionalism in Animal Rights.” Critical Mass 42 (2): 4-6.

Wrenn, C. L. 2016. “Unpacking Privilege in Vegan Education Efforts.” The Vegan Society.

Wrenn, C. L. 2014. “Getting Your Foot In the Door.” Chickpea Magazine, Spring.

Wrenn, C. L. 2013. “Positively Engaging Your Non-Vegan Family.” VegFund Blog.

Wrenn, C. L. 2013. “The Power of Peaceful Activism.” VegFund Blog.

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

Interviews and Mentions

Lashbrook, A. 2018. “A Sociologist Finds Vegans Are Too Open to ‘Free Riders’.” The Atlantic.

Rogers, O. 2018. “Caring for Carnivores in Sanctuaries.” Faunalytics.

Faunalytics. 2018. “‘Trump Veganism’: Motivations And Identity.Faunalytics.

Faunalytics. 2017. “The Sexual Objectification of Women in the Vegan Movement.” Faunalytics.

Faunalytics. 2016. “Diversity in Animal Advocacy Media.” Faunalytics.

Green, C. 2014. “Too Much Choice is a Bad Thing.” Faunalytics.

The Huffington Post. 2013. “Cat Memes From The Suffrage Movement Show That History Does Repeat Itself.” Huff Post Women.

Radio and Podcast Interviews

Knowing Animals, July 2019

Animal Concerns Texas KTEP FM, December 2017

Animal Sounds WMPG 90.9FM July 2016

KPFK Feminist Magazine FM, September 2015

Under the Toadstool, April, 2015

Vegan World Radio, March 14, 2014

Team Earthlings, June 30, 2013


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