Charlotte Hay

Politics and International Relations PhD Student, University of Leicester

Charlotte graduated from Sussex University in 2011 with a BA in Development Studies and French; after which she undertook a Masters degree in Political Science at Vrije Universiteit (the VU) in Amsterdam, specialising in Global Environmental Governance.

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Research Interests

Charlotte's research interests include:

  • Issues of food security and sustainability
  • Rights and justice, particularly for nonhuman animals

Charlotte also authors a blog, 'Just Right', which discusses social justice issues, in particular those concerning animal rights.

Current Research

Having undertaken the PhD in Politics and International Relations in 2012, Charlotte has been able to pursue research in the area of rights and justice for nonhuman animals under the supervision of Prof. Rob Garner.

Her research project attempts to analyse the role of ideologies in the recognition of the moral worth of nonhuman animals. The majority of the literature in this field addresses the question of nonhuman animals from a Liberal perspective; the research thus asks whether alternative ideologies, such as Anarchism and Socialism, may be more conducive to granting equal consideration of interests for nonhumans.

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University of Leicester
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United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2702


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