Wesleyan portrait of Lori  Gruen

Lori Gruen

William Griffin Professor of Philosophy

Russell House,

Professor of Philosophy

Russell House, 11
860-685-2008

Professor, Science in Society

Russell House,

Professor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Allbritton Center,
860-685-2008

lgruen@wesleyan.edu

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BA University of Colorado Boulder
PHD University of Colorado Boulder

Lori Gruen

Lori Gruen is a leading scholar in Animal Studies and Feminist Philosophy.  She is the author and editor of 9 books, including Ethics and Animals: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2011), Reflecting on Nature: Readings in Environmental Philosophy and Ethics (Oxford, 2012), Ethics of Captivity (Oxford, 2014), and Entangled Empathy (Lantern, 2015). Her work in practical ethics focuses on issues that impact those often overlooked in traditional ethical investigations, e.g. women, people of color, non-human animals. She is a Fellow of the Hastings Center for Bioethics, a Faculty Fellow at Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Animals and Public Policy, and was the first chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Center for Prison Education at Wesleyan. Gruen has documented the history of The First 100 chimpanzees in research in the US and has an evolving website that documents the journey to sanctuary of the remaining chimpanzees in research labs, The Last 1000.

Her research lies at the intersection of ethical theory and ethical practice. She has written on a range of topics in practical ethics and her current projects include exploring human entanglements with non-human animals, both actual and conceptual, with an emphasis on ethical and political questions raised by captivity and carceral logics.

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I will be a fellow at the Center for the Humanities Fall semester 2016.  Please contact me by e-mail.

Courses

Fall 2017
BIOL 118 - 01
Reproduction in the 21st Cent.

PHIL 215 - 01
Humans, Animals,Nature