Thursday, October 29, 2009

NZ Vegan Podcast Episode 41 - Special guest Corey Wrenn! PhD Student in Sociology at Colorado State University and also the writer for the Roanoke Vegan Examiner

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This week I have a long awaited and well worth the wait interview with Corey Wrenn from the Roanoke Vegan Examiner.  We talk about Professor of Philosophy Bernie Rollins with whom Corey is taking an animal "rights" seminar, and the many challenges involved in being the only actual rights advocate in the room, and that includes the lecturer.  We also discuss student advocacy, the absence of animal issues from the environmental movement. sociology and academia in general,  and discuss what will be involved in Corey's PhD.

Enjoy!  Thanks so much to Corey Wrenn for coming on the show.   You can follow her on Twitter at this link.

Major apologies from me for not checking my SKYPE input and using the built-in mic rather than the headphone mic.

You can play 'guess the frequency!' every time my mic comes in.  Sorry for the hummmmmmmmmm and whhhhhhirrrrrrr. :-)
(lucky I am not getting paid to do this, if I were my boss I would fire me)


  1. I think Corey's point about a single person changing things in an academic setting is very true. She says that she is able to introduce aspects of human-nonhuman relations in her work. This is easy now since the emergence of green criminology and non-speciesist crim (leading figure is Piers Beirne).

    This is also what happened in my case at the University of Wales, Bangor. For example, one of the things I mentioned in one of my podcasts, my subsequent Ph.D supervisor taught critical criminology and used an example of an electric "cattle" prod as a piece of technology which the manufacturers care little that it could be used to torture humans. I was able to introduce a critical note about the "standard" use of "cattle" prods and, since that time, he mentioned this point when introducing the issue.

    Excellent podcast as ever, Elizabeth. Hope Corey comes on again.


  2. Thanks Roger, I hope Corey comes on again too, and you too! :-) Great story about your Ph.D supervisor. It is very helpful and positive to hear how much one person's voice can do.