Teaching Liberation: Essays on Social Justice, Animals, Veganism & Education

As humankind moves deeper into the Anthropocene, a period marked by climate disruption, species extinction, and profound challenges to human and animal welfare, what and how we teach our children has never been of greater importance.

In this passionate, incisive, and diverse collection of thirteen interconnected essays, educators at every level of education and from four continents call for a re-imagined pedagogy that embeds respect for the other-than-human world, encourages imagination and resilience, and fosters open inquiry based on principles of justice, fairness, and equity. 

By turns polemical, visionary, and practical, Teaching Liberation is an essential book for critical animal studies scholars, humane educators, and all those who practice pedagogy, whether in the classroom or outside it. 


Disability and the Ahuman: A Story about a Dog, a Duck  and the Woman who Cared for Them’, Chapter in Animal Crips edited by Kelly Struthers Montford and Chloë Taylor. Upcoming in the Critical Animal Studies series by Brill, edited by Helena Pedersen and Vasile Stănescu.

UK Animal Liberation in the Wake of #TimesUpAR’. Interviewed by Michael John Addario for Animal Liberation Currents. July 2018.

The Human: More than White Able Masculinity?Anti-Speciesist Collective Zine. Issue 2. “Human Impacts”. March 2016.

Intersektionen in der Tierbefreiung’ (Intersections in Animal Liberation). Interviewed by Grüne Woche Demaskieren for Indymedia. December 2015.

Towards Justice Without Equality’. Project Intersect. Issue 1. September 2014.

The Impossibility of the Public Sphere’. State of Nature: An Online Journal of Radical Ideas. Autumn 2013.

Dreams of Being/Killing Lara Croft: Exploring Agency and Gender in Tomb Raider’. In Media Res: A Media Commons Project. March 2013.

Speaking Appearances

Ahuman Activism for Total Liberation’. Earth First! UK. July 2017.

Including Antispeciesism in our Anarcha-Feminism: Towards an Ahuman Activism’. Anarchist Studies Network Conference “Anarcha-Feminism”. Loughborough University. September 2016.

Including an Anti-speciesist Approach in Education: Towards and Ahuman Pedagogy’. Invited as guest speaker by Helene Pedersen at Stockholm University.

Against the Animal as an Anthropocentric Concept: Exploring the Ahuman’. EU Conference for Critical Animal Studies “Human and Nonhuman Animals: Liberation, History and Critical Animal Studies”. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. October 2015.

Total Liberation Workshop’. International Animal Rights Conference, Luxembourg. September 2015 and Earth First! UK. July 2017.

Phallogocentrism in Animal Activism: Language as Oppression’. International Animal Rights Conference. Luxembourg. September 2014.

Rupturing Phallogocentric Hegemony during the Crisis’. International Political Science Association Conference “Political Communication in Times of Crisis. Granada University. September 2013.

Phallogocentric Hegemony in the Public Sphere’. Common Ground. Goldsmith’s University, London. June 2013.

Action, Technology and Social Justice in Postmodern Public Spheres’. Participation. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. April 2013.