Perez Castello, Pablo

Perez Castello, Pablo

PhD Candidate

Royal Holloway University of London
Research interests / activities:

I am a PhD candidate whose research focuses on understanding the importance of human language in producing human dominion over animals, and in shaping the ethics and politics of animal law and ethology. My research also investigates the role animal language can play regarding the participation of animals in political decision-making processes and the construction of zoodemocratic systems.

I also conducted research at the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law, where I studied how the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia should change in light of the argument advanced by Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka that wild animals should have a right to self-determination.

My publication record includes philosophy peer-reviewed articles in philosophical journals, including Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and Philosophy Today.

My interests include ecofeminism, postcolonialism, critical race theory, critical disability studies, animal law, conservation, continental philosophy and critical animal studies.

Outputs:

Peer-reviewed Articles, Blogs, and Book Chapters
Castello, P. P. & Avila, F. J. (2021). ‘Conservation After Sovereignty: Deconstructing Australian Policies Against Horses with a Plea and Proposal.’ Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy [forthcoming] (peer-reviewed)

Castello, P. P. (2022). ‘The erasures of Peter Singer’s theory, and the ethical need to consider animals as irreducible others.’ Philosophy Today, 66(1) [forthcoming] (peer-reviewed).

Castello, P. P. (2023). ‘Care as Method.’ In Taylor, C. (ed) The Routledge Companion to Gender and Animals (Abingdon, OX: Routledge) [forthcoming]

Castello, P. P. (2023). ‘Language.’ In Taylor, C. (ed) The Routledge Companion to Gender and Animals (Abingdon, OX: Routledge) [forthcoming]

Castello, P. P. (2023). ‘Zooterrapolis.’ In Taylor, C. (ed) The Routledge Companion to Gender and Animals (Abingdon, OX: Routledge) [forthcoming]

Castello, P. P. (2020). ‘How Language Influences Perception of animals and the Law that Follows.’ Advocates for Animals.

Castello, P. P. (2021). ‘Sentient Rights V. Animal Rights: Advantages and Disadvantages.’ A-Law: UK Centre for Animal Law.

Teaching Experience:
-> Teaching Assistant of Ancient Greek Philosophy – BA Philosophy Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy at Royal Holloway University of London
-> Lecturer on Philosophical Concepts of Nature in the MA in Political Philosophy provided by the Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy at Royal Holloway University of London.

Junior Fellow of the Animals and Biodiversity Programme of the Global Research Network Think Tank (GRN), and Chair of the conversation Series on Animal Justice and Animal Politics hosted by the GRN.