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Bjørn Ralf Kristensen

GE for Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies, Philosophy
Phone: 541-346-5057
Office: 144 COL
Office Hours: Mondays 8:00am to 10:00am and by appointment during Summer 2024
Research Interests: Multispecies Studies, Animal Ethics, Medical and Public Health Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Hermeneutics, American Pragmatism (John Dewey), Ecofeminism (Val Plumwood), Development Studies, Water & Sanitation, Informal Settlements


  • "Anthrodependency, Zoonoses, and Relational Overflow" in More-than-One Health: Humans, Animals, and the Environment Post-Pandemic, ed. Irus Braverman (New York: Routledge, 2023), 193-208.
  • "Viennese hamsters and the interspecies politics of urban space" in Justice and food security in a changing climate, eds. Hanna Schübel and Ivo Wallimann-Helmer (Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2021), 230-235.
  • Book Review: Lori Gruen, ed. Critical Terms for Animal Studies in Environmental Ethics 43 (3), (2021), 285-286.
  • Book Review: Kelly Struthers Montford and Chloë Taylor, eds. Colonialism and Animality: Anti-Colonial Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies in Environmental Ethics 43 (1) (2021) 85-88.
  • Book Review: Penny Johnson, Companions in Conflict: Animals in Occupied Palestine in Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies 19 (2), (2020) 237-239.
  • Book Review: TJ Kasperbauer, Subhuman: The Moral Psychology of Human Attitudes to Animals in Environmental Ethics 41 (1), (2019) 93-94.
  • Book Review: Philip J. Sampson, Animal Ethics and the Nonconformist Conscience in Reading Religion 5 (1), (2019)
  • "Toward the research and development of cultured meat for captive carnivorous animals" in Professionals in food chains: Ethics, roles, and responsibilities, eds. Svenja Springer and Herwig Grimm, (Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2018), 152-156.