Dr Corey Lee Wrenn is a vegan feminist sociologist of social movements who specialises in anti-speciesist protest and human-nonhuman relations in the United States, United Kingdom, and Republic of Ireland.

Dr Wrenn received her PhD in Sociology with Colorado State University in 2016. She was awarded Exemplary Diversity Scholar, 2016, by the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity.

Dr Wrenn served as council member with the American Sociological Association’s Animals & Society section (2013-2016) and was elected Chair in 2018. She has served as Book Review Editor to Society and Animals since 2017. 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).

Email: c.l.wrenn@kent.ac.uk

Key publications:

  • Wrenn, C. (2020). Piecemeal Protest: Animal Rights in the Age of Nonprofits. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
  • Wrenn, C. (2018). Free-Riders in the Non-Profit Industrial Complex: The Problem of Flexitarianism. Society and Animals [Online]:1-25. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685306-12341544.
  • Wrenn, C. (2018). Pussy Grabs Back: Bestialized Sexual Politics and Intersectional Failure in Protest Posters for the 2017 Women’s March. Feminist Media Studies [Online]:1-19. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2018.1465107.
  • Wrenn, C. (2017). Trump Veganism: A Political Survey of American Vegans in the Era of Identity Politics. Societies [Online] 7:1-13. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/soc7040032.
  • Wrenn, C. (2016). Fat Vegan Politics: A Survey of Fat Vegan Activists’ Online Experiences with Social Movement Sizeism. Fat Studies [Online] 6:90-102. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/21604851.2017.1242359.
  • Wrenn, C. et al. (2015). The Medicalization of Nonhuman Animal Rights: Frame Contestation and the Exploitation of Disability. Disability and Society [Online] 30:1307-1327. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2015.1099518.
  • Wrenn, C. (2013). Resonance of Moral Shocks in Abolitionist Animal Rights Advocacy: Overcoming Contextual Constraints. Society and Animals [Online] 16:651-668. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685306-12341271.
  • Wrenn, C. and Johnson, R. (2013). A Critique of Single-Issue Campaigning and the Importance of Comprehensive Abolitionist Vegan Advocacy. Food, Culture and Society [Online] 16:651-668. Available at: https://doi.org/10.2752/175174413X13758634982092.