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Michael Glover

19th April 2019

is a doctoral candidate at Leiden University in the Netherlands and the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State in South Africa. His primary academic focus is an emergent form of animal history that acknowledges animals as richly sentient and therefore worthy of historical investigation for their own sake. He is conducting research for a cattle-centred history of Southern Africa, focusing on 20th century colonialism’s effects on cattle. He has an Honours in Philosophy (Rhodes), a PGDip in Education Technology (Cape Town), and an MA in Economic History (Cape Town). He was a Mandela Rhodes scholar from 2013 to 2015. At the University of Cape Town he was on the Senate Animal Ethics Committee and the Faculty of Health Sciences Animal Ethics Committee. He has published internationally in open education, animal history, and animal ethics.  Relevant publications include ‘Animals off the menu: a racist proposal?’ in Animals, Race, and Multiculturalism edited byLuis Cordeiro-Rodrigues and Les Mitchell (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and ‘A cattle-centred history of Southern Africa?’ in Nature Conservation in Southern Africa Morality and Marginality: Towards Sentient Conservation edited by Harry Wels, Marja Spierenberg, and Jan-Bart Gewald (Brill Press, 2018). With Dr Les Mitchell (FOCAE) and others, Michael is a co-founder of the Cape Town Animal Conference.