Les Mitchell (Director)

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Les Mitchell PhD


Les gained his doctorate at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, for his dissertation on 'Discourses and the Oppression of Non-human Animals: A Critical Realist Account'. He has worked in Pathology, Community Health and Education in the U.K., Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and South Africa where he taught sciences in a township school in Grahamstown. His Masters dissertation at the University of Malawi is titled 'The Relevance of the Malawian MSCE Science Syllabus to the Lives of Young Malawians'.

He is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, an advisor for the Journal of Animal Ethics and on the Advisory Board of the Palgrave Macmillan series on Animal Ethics. His research interests are critical realism, non-human animals, discourses, power in society, genocide, moral disengagement, and alternatives to violence.


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