Rutledge-Prior, Serrin

PhD Candidate

Australian National University

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Research interests / activities

I am currently completing a research Masters in the School of Politics and International Relations at the ANU under the supervision of Keith Dowding and Alexandra Oprea. My thesis asks how animals can better be protected within the judicial system, and in it I explore some of the following questions: can and do animals have legal rights? What are the key barriers to animals having legal rights? Should animals be granted legal personhood? Do animals need to be legal persons to have legal rights?

My other key research interests include animal morality and ethics, environmental politics, and the political representation of marginalised groups.



Rutledge-Prior, Serrin (2019) Moral responsiveness and nonhuman animals: A challenge to Kantian morality. Ethics and the environment. 24(1): 45-76.