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About Corey Lee Wrenn, PhD

Dr. Wrenn is Lecturer of Sociology with the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) at the University of Kent. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology with Colorado State University in 2016. She received her M.S. in Sociology in 2008 and her B.A. in Political Science in 2005, both from Virginia Tech. She was awarded Exemplary Diversity Scholar, 2016 by the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity. She served as council member with the American Sociological Association’s Animals & Society section (2013-2016) and was elected Chair in 2018. She serves as Book Review Editor to Society & Animals and is a member of The Vegan Society’s Research Advisory Committee. Dr. Wrenn has been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Gender StudiesEnvironmental Values, Feminist Media StudiesDisability & SocietyFood, Culture & Society, and Society & Animals. In July 2013, she founded the Vegan Feminist Network, an academic-activist project engaging intersectional social justice praxis. She is the author of A Rational Approach to Animal Rights: Extensions in Abolitionist Theory (Palgrave MacMillan 2016) and Piecemeal Protest: Animal Rights in the Age of Nonprofits (University of Michigan Press 2020).

Positions

2018 - Present Lecturer of Sociology, University of Kent ‐ School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
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2016 - Present Content Contributor, The Animal Studies Repository
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2016 - 2018 Director of Gender Studies, Monmouth University
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2015 - 2018 Lecturer, Monmouth University ‐ Department of Political Science and Sociology
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2012 - 2016 Instructor, Colorado State University ‐ Department of Sociology
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present Member, British Sociological Association
2019 - Present Research Advisory Committee, The Vegan Society
2015 - Present Advisory Board, International Network for Cultural and Social Studies on Vegetarianism and Veganism
2011 - Present Member, American Sociological Association
2015 - 2018 Member, Gender Studies Executive Team, Monmouth University
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Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Graduate Student Research Excellence Award, Colorado State University
  • 2016 Exemplary Diversity Scholar, University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity
  • 2016 Humane Society of the United States, Shin Pond Summer Retreat Sabbatical Recipient
  • 2014 Humane Society of the United States, Shin Pond Summer Retreat Sabbatical Recipient

Education

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2016 Ph.D., Colorado State University ‐ Sociology
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2008 M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ‐ Sociology
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2005 B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ‐ Political Science
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Recent Works (6)

Research Works (11)