Welcome and congratulations to Serrin, our new postdoc!

APPLE is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Serrin Rutledge-Prior, selected from an incredibly distinguished group of applicants, as the new Animal Studies postdoc for 2024-2026. Serrin graduated with a PhD from the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University in 2022, and more recently has been a postdoc researcher in the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, as well as a visiting researcher at the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law.

Her work focuses on animal politics (particularly its intersection with animal law), the politics of advocacy and representation, and the role of political institutions in promoting liberal democratic values. Her first book, entitled “Multispecies Legality: Interests, Personhood, and the Basis of Legal Inclusion” is under contract with Cambridge UP. To learn more about Serrin’s work you can visit her website: https://www.serrinrutledgeprior.com/