406-657- 2936 (work)
Glasgow, Scotland 2000
Ph.D., Philosophy, Ethics and Animals
Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA 1993
Theological Studies, Comparative Religions
Reed College, Portland, OR
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
Law, Communist China, and Buddhist Tibet
Animals and the Environment: Advocacy, Activism, and the Quest for Common
Ground. Ed. NY: Routledge, 2015.
Bear Necessities: Protecting Bears
through Education, Advocacy, and Sanctuary. Leiden: Brill. 2015.
Eating Earth: Environmental Ethics and Dietary Choice. Oxford: Oxford U.
Press, 2014. (Translated into Italian
Animals and World Religions. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012.
People: Saving Nonhuman Primates through Education, Advocacy, and Sanctuary.
Salt Lake City: U of Utah, 2012.
Sister Species: Women, Animals, and
Social Justice. Urbana-Champaign: U of IL, 2011.
Speaking Up for
Animals: An Anthology of Women's Voices. Boulder: Paradigm, 2011.
Call to Compassion: Religious Perspectives on Animal Advocacy. NY: Lantern,
In Search of Consistency: Ethics and Animals. Leiden: Brill
Interconnected Nature of Animal Ethics and Environmental Ethics.” American
Behavioral Scientist. Special Issue. Due June/July 2018,
Expected winter 2018.
“Turning Toward Change: Sexism and Male Privilege in the Animal
Liberation/Rights Movement.” Forthcoming
“Evidence of Sexism and Male Privilege in the Animal
Liberation/Rights Movement.” Forthcoming
“Patterns and Testimonials: Sexism and Male Privilege in the
Animal Liberation/Rights Movement.” Forthcoming
“Harms of Sexism and Male Privilege in the Animal
Liberation/Rights Movement.” Forthcoming
“Sexism and Male Privilege among Social Justice Activists.”
“Vaquejada: Ecofeminism, Ethics, and the Limits of
Multiculturalism.” Animal Liberation Currents: New Critical Interventions,
Revolutionary Provocations. Jan. 2017.
“Vaquejada: Contention, Compassion, and the Brazilian Constitution.”
With Francisco Matos. Animal Liberation Currents: New Critical
Interventions, Revolutionary Provocations. Jan. 2017. <
“Investigating Intersections: Exploring the Growth and Expansion of Anymal
Liberation.” Green Theory and Praxis 9.3. Special Issue: Queer-Eco-Feminist
Perspectives (Oct. 2016). 53-76.
“Ethics and Eating Fishes.” Journal of International Wildlife Law &
Policy Special Issue: “Wild Animals and Justice.” 19:3 (2016).
“Connections, Complications, and Compromise.” Satya: Vegetarianism,
Environmentalism, Animal Advocacy, and Social Justice. Winter 2016. 74-76.
“Defending the Defenseless: Speciesism, Animal Liberation, and
Consistency in Applied Ethics.” Les Ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum
“A Buddhist Perspective” in “Faith-based Perspectives on the Use of
Chimeric Organisms for Medical Research.” Ed. Chris Degeling, Rob Irvine,
and Ian Kerridge.
Transgenic Research 23.2
(2014): 265-279. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24293125>
“Ecofeminism: Women, Environment, Animals.” DEP: Deportate, Esuli,
Profughe. Ca' Foscari University of Venezia, Italy, 23 (2013).
Reprint: “Buddhist Arahants: A Comparative Vision Focusing on Acharn
Mun.” New Lotus, Buddhistdoor. Feb. 4, 2013.
“Limited Funds: Assessing Rescues and Sanctuaries.” Journal of
Critical Animal Studies 8.4 (2010): 101-112.
“The Great Unity:
Daoism, Nonhuman Animals, and Human Ethics.” Journal of Critical Animal
Studies 7.2 (Oct. 2009): 68-83.
“‘Engaged Buddhism in Retreat’
Revisited: A Reply to Barbara Newell’s Response.” Human Architecture 7.3
(Summer 2009): 221-227. Can be accessed at <http://scholarworks.umb.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1321&context=humanarchitecture>
“Hindu Ethics and Nonhuman Animals.” Swadharam Journal 3 (April 2009):
32-45. No longer in print; can be accessed at <http://www.all-creatures.org/articles/an-tpr-Hindu-ethics.html>
“Just War and Warrior Activists.” Green Theory and Praxis: a Journal of
Ecological Politics (Dec/Jan 2009): 25-49. The whole journal can be accessed
“Buddhist Ethics and Non-Human Animals.” Peace Studies Journal 1.1
(Fall 2008): 13-31.
“Engaged Buddhism in Retreat.” Human
Architecture 6.3 (Summer 2008): 135-143. <http://scholarworks.umb.edu/humanarchitecture/vol6/iss3/19/>
“Christian Ethics and Nonhuman Animals.” Theandros: An Online Journal
of Orthodox Christian Theology and Philosophy 5.3 (Summer 2008). No longer
“Buddhist Arahants: A Comparative Vision Focusing on Acharn
Mun.” Bodhi Journal 7 (March 2008).
“Introducing Critical Animal
Studies.” (Co-authors Steve Best, Anthony Nocella, Richard Kahn, and Carol
Gigliotti). Animal Liberation Philosophy and Policy Journal 5.1 (2007). 4-5.
“Buddhist Ethics: Compassion for All.” Bodhi Journal 5 (Fall 2007).
“Jewish Ethics and Nonhuman Animals.” Journal of the Institute of
Critical Animal Studies 5.2 (2007). Can be accessed here <http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/volume-v-issue-ii-2007/>
“Peter Singer on Expendability.” Between The Species 7 (2007).
“Broilers.” Satya. June/July 2006.
“Verbal Activism: ‘Anymals’.” Society and Animals 14.1 (May 2006):
“Innocent Threats.” Between The Species: An Electronic
Journal for the Study of Philosophy and Animals (Nov. 2005)
“Teaching Eco-Justice through Just War Theory.” EcoJustice Review. No
longer in print.
“Killing Traditions: Consistency in Applied Moral
Philosophy.” Ethics, Place, and Environment 7.3 (Oct. 2004): 151-171.
“Hunting Tradition: Treaties, Law, and Subsistence Killing.” Animal
Liberation Philosophy and Policy Journal 2.2 (Oct. 2004)m 26-44.
“How Ought We to Live?” Ethics and Justice: An Interdisciplinary Public
Affairs Journal (Spring 2000): 33-34.
“Feminism and Animal Liberation.” Lexikon der
Mensch-Tier-Beziehungen (Encyclopedia/Handbook of Human-Animal Studies).
Ed. by Arianna Ferrari, Klaus Petrus. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Press
“Religion and Animals: Pantheism and Panentheism.”
Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare 2.2. Greenwood: Denver
“Religion and Animals: Daoism.” Encyclopedia of
Animal Rights and Animal Welfare 2.2. Greenwood: Denver (2010): 458-460.
“A Biblical Imperative for a Vegan Diet.” Encyclopedia of Animal Rights
and Animal Welfare 2.2. Greenwood: Denver (2010): 479-481.
and Peter Singer.” Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relations. Greenwood:
Westport (2007): 803-05.
“Leo Tolstoy.” Encyclopedia of Human-Animal
Relations. Greenwood: Westport (2007): 811-12.
Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relations. Greenwood: Westport (2007): 568-70.
Agriculture and the Environment.” The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics.
Ed. Bob Ficsher. NY: Routledge. Expected 2019.
Change, and Outreach.” Climate Change Denial and PR. Ed. Nuria Almeron and
Jordi Xifra. NY: Routledge., Expected 2019.
“Africa, Animals, and
the Almighty: A Christian Call to the Cause of Animal Liberation.” Africa
and Her Animals: A Philosophical & Practical Reader, University of South
Africa (Unisa) Press. Ed. Rainer Ebert and Anteneh Roba. University of South
Africa Press (UNISA). Expected, 2018.
Ethics, and Anymals.” Multiculturalism, Race, and Animals – Contemporary
Moral and Political Debates. Ed. Luís Cordeiro-Rodrigues and Les Mitchell.
“Multiculturalism, Indian Philosophy, and Conflicts
over Cuisine.” Comparative Philosophical Perspectives on Multiculturalism:
Historical, Western, Eastern, and African Approaches. Ed. Luís Cordeiro
Rodrigues and Marko Simendic. NY: Routledge, 2016.
Sincerity, and Sustenance.” Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of
Justice Ed. Will Tuttle. Boston: Vegan Publishers, 2014.
Unmasked: Eating Your Relatives with a Clear Conscience.” Issues in Ethics
and Animal Rights. Ed. Manish Vyas. New Delhi: Daya Publishing House, 2011.
“Theorizing ‘Others’.” Theorizing Animals. Ed.
Nicola Taylor & Tania Signal. Brill Academic, 2011. 59-84 “Islam:
Muhammad, Sacred Writings, and Animal Liberation.”
Metamorphoses of the Zoo: Animal Encounters after Noah. Ed. Ralph
Acampora. NY: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010: 37-56.
Foundations in Faith.” Contemporary Anarchist Studies: An Introductory
Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy. Ed. Randall Amster, et al. NY:
Routledge, 2009: 200-212.
“In the Beginning: God Created the Earth
and Eco-Terrorism.” Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of Mother
Earth. Ed. Steven Best and Anthony Nocella. Oakland: AK Press, 2006:
Kemmerer: “Essere Vegani Serve all’AMORE.” Online Newspaper: Vegolosi.it:
Magazine di cucina e cultura vegana. Oct. 3, 2017.
“If It was Your Child.” WalletHub. Contribution to “Should Animal
Testing Be Banned? Experts Pick Sides,” compiled by
John S Kiernan. Oct. 27,
Blog: “Trust Me, It’s Privilege.” Books Combined. Dec. 21, 2015.
Website: “Ecofeminism, Women, Environment, Animals.” Reprint from
one of my articles. Women's Studies Quarterly. Posted Nov. 2015.
“Food for Thought: The Exploitation and Abuse of Women and the
Exploitation and Abuse of Domestic Animals are Similar.” Compassionate
Friend: Journal of Beauty without Cruelty, India. 37:4, Winter 2015.
Blog: “Sexism is Speciesism.” Unbounded Project. Oct. 2015. <
Other Nations. Nov. 15, 2015.
Blog: “Sustainability… If” July 5, 2015. OUPblog.
“The Sound of Action.” Philosophy Now (Winter 2000). Reprinted
“Sirs Renaissance.” SIRS Mandarin, Inc. (Supplemental Readings in Philosophy
on CD) (2003): 8-9.
“Killing the Great Whales: Tradition, Ethics,
and International Affairs.” Guest Editorial, Animal Writes (Autumn 2001):
“What Would Jesus Do?: Christianity’s Mandate to Protect Animals.”
Animal Writes (Spring 2001): 1-5.
Podcasts, TV, Newspapers
Podcast: “Women of Justice.” Sixty
minutes with J.L. Fields. Dec. 31, 2017.
Podcast: “Sexism in the Animal Rights Movement
with Lisa Kemmerer.” Green Woman Store: Collective Quest Podcasts to
Entertain, Educate & Inspire. Fifty-minute interview with Genny LaMorgan.
Dec 6, 2017.
Radio: “Dr. Lisa Kemmerer & Carol J. Adams: Conversations about
Sexism, Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in Animal Welfare.” Talking
Animals: A Radio Show about Animals and Animal Issues.
Thirty-minute interview with Duncan Strauss. <https://tinyurl.com/ya4qln3g>
Radio: “Eating Earth: Environment and Animal Ethics.” Animal Concerns
of Texas. Act Radio. KTEP 88.5 FM El Paso (NPR for the Southwest). El Paso,
Texas. 30 minutes with Greg Lawson, Elizabeth Walsh, and Tom Linney. Aug.
13, 2017. <http://ktep.org/post/act-radio-lisa-kemmerer>
Radio: “Vegan Thanksgiving.” Flavors under the Big Sky. KEMC Yellowstone
Public Radio, Billings MT. 30 minutes with Jeff Blatnick and Stella Fong.
Nov. 21, 2016.
Article/Interview: Veikka Lahtinen. “Vegaanien on Oltava
Feministejä.” Animalia. Helsinki, Finland. Dec. 27, 2016.
Radio: Easy Vegan with JL Fields. “Ep 69 Lisa Kemmerer: Responding
to vegan questions with AMORE.” Dec. 6, 2016.
Article/Interview: Sandris Ādminis for Punctum: Laikmetigas Literaturas un
Filosofijas Zurnals “Women, Animals and Other Useful Bodies.” Dec. 12, 2016.
Article/Interview: Vegolosi.it. Federica
Giordani. “‘Mangiare la
terra’, Kemmerer: ‘Non tutti possono essere vegani’.” (
Radio: Zootehnikums, NABA 95.8 FM, Latvias Universite. “#20: Saruna
ar Dr. Lizu Kemereri par Ekofeminismu” (“A Conversation with Dr. Lisa
Kemmerer on Ecofeminism”). Interview with Sandris Ādminis. Rigas, Latvia.
Dec. 1, 2016.
Article/Interview: Mari-Liis for Sirp (Estonian cultural newspaper).
“Loomade õigused on sotsiaalse õigluse osa” (“Animal Rights are Part of
Social Equality”). Nov. 24, 2016.
Radio: Yellowstone Public Radio. Interview with Stella Fong. (Joint
interviewed with Jeff Blatnick.) Nov. 21, 2016. <
Article/Interview: Kadri Aavik in Feministeerium. “Loomaõiguslane ja
Filosoof Lisa Kemmerer: Kauboimaastikul Kompan Paljude Piire” (“Animal
Activist and Philosopher Lisa Kemmerer: Challenging Boundaries in Cowboy
Country”). Nov. 3, 2016.
Federica Giordani in Vegolosi.it: Magazine di Cucina Vegetariana e
Vegana. “Mangiare la terra, Lisa Kemmerer: ‘Il pericolo più grande è
l’apatia umana’.” Nov. 10, 2016. <http://www.vegolosi.it/news/mangiare-la-terra-intervista-lisa-kemmerer/>
Article/Interview: Lea Soorsk in Bioneer. “Seksism on Spetsiesism.”
(Article on my work in the area of Ecofeminism prior to a talk in Tallinn,
Estonnia.) Oct. 26, 2016.
Animali, “i Mangiaterra di Lisa Kemmerer.” (“Eating Earth by Lisa
Kemmerer.) Interviewed by Roberta Marino in Milan, Italy. Oct. 8, 2016.
Article/Interview with Simona Buscaglia in Milan, Italy. “Lisa
Kemmerer e il suo ‘Mangiare la Terra’ ci Spiegano come Stiamo Distruggendo
il Pianeta: Il Libro Tradotto in Italia da Safarà Editore Analizza le Cause
che Stanno Portando il Nostro Pianeta al Collasso.” (“Lisa Kemmerer, in
Eating Earth, Explains How We are Destroying Our Planet: The Book,
Translated by Safarà Editore in Italy, Analyses the Causes Which are
Bringing Our Planet to Collapse.”) Sept. 19, 2016. <http://www.nanopress.it/ambiente/2016/09/22/lisa-kemmerer-e-il-suo-mangiare-la-terra-ci-spiegano-come-stiamo-distruggendo-il-pianeta-intervista/146689/>
published on seven websites:
Animali maltrattati (http://www.nanopress.it/ambiente/animali-maltrattati/)
Animali Selvatici (http://www.nanopress.it/ambiente/animali-selvatici/)
Blog: “Vegani, un Libro per Spiegare il Perché di Questo Stile di Vita”
(“Vegans: A Book Explaining this Lifestyle Choice”). Interviewed by
in Torino, Italy. Sept 18, 2016.
Radio: “An Interview with Dr. Lisa Kemmerer.” Talking Animals: A
Radio Show about Animals and Animal Issues.
30 minutes interview with Duncan Strauss. Aug. 17, 2016. <http://www.talkinganimals.net/2016/08/dr-lisa-kemmerer-professor-of-philosophy-and-religions-editor-of-bear-necessities-anthology/>
Television/HBO: “Broadly.” VICE Media. Women's-interest Channel.
“Connections between Veganism and Feminism.” Interview by Marla Bahloul.
July 5, 2016.
“Home Ground: Meat and Morality.” National Public Radio Interview with Brian
Khan. May 10 and 15, 2016.
Radio: “Vegan Eco-Feminist Author-Professor-Philosopher.” Vegan
Nation. WCUS 91.3. Hosted by Marlene Narrow. Feb. 19, 2016.
Radio: “The Killing of Cecil – Part 2.” Animals Today. 30 minutes with
Peter Spiegel and Lori Kirshner. Aug 9, 2015. <http://www.animalstodayradio.com/2015/08/10/animals-today-august-9-2015-the-killing-of-cecil-part-2/>
“Lisa Kemmerer Discusses Animals and World Religions.” Animals Today. 30
minutes with Peter Spiegel and Lori Kirshner. July 27, 2015.
Interview: “West Coast EcoFeminism Conference Interview with Lisa
Kemmerer.” Interview with Gloria Taylor Brown. July 26, 2015.
Rukmini. “Talking Dominance: Similarities between the Oppression of
Women and Animals.” The Hindu. July 5, 2015. <http://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/rukmini-sekhar-in-conversation-with-lisa-kemmerer-on-the-similarities-between-the-oppression-of-women-and-animals/article7382661.ece>
TV: “Hunting and Environmental Ethics.” Outdoor Channel. Interview June
29, 2015 with Andy George and Yarrow Kraner. Aired July 16, 2015.
Radio: “The Earth Day Show: The Restore-Our-Planet Diet, and Eating Earth.”
Animal Voices Radio. Co-Op Radio, 100.5 FM. 30 minutes with Alissa Raye.
April 17, 2015. <http://animalvoices.org/2015/04/restore-our-planet-diet/>
Podcast: “Excerpt From ‘Eating Earth: Environmental Ethics and Dietary
Choice’ By Lisa Kemmerer.” Our Hen House. April 3, 2015. <http://www.ourhenhouse.org/2015/04/excerpt-from-eating-earth-environmental-ethics-and-dietary-choice-by-lisa-kemmerer-and-a-bonus-giveaway-for-the-flock/>
Podcast: “Feminism Telesummit with Lisa Kemmerer - Environmental Ethics
and Dietary Choice.” Green Woman Store: Collective Quest Podcasts to
Entertain, Educate & Inspire. “Feminism: A Sustainability Tool Case Studies
from the U. S. and Around the World.” Feb, 18, 2015.
Documentary Film on conflict comparing animal activists and problems in
Palestine. 15 minutes. Sept 14, 2014.
Radio: “Animals and Social
Justice.” REAL (Responsible Eating and Living): Progressive Radio Network.
40 minutes. Sept. 2, 2014. <http://responsibleeatingandliving.com/?page_id=15708>
TV: “Animal Ethics and Interconnections.” Science for Children. 15
minutes. July 28, 2014.
“Lisa Kemmerer Discusses Animals and World Religions.” Animals Today.
20 minutes with Peter Spiegel and Lori Kirshner. Jan. 26, 2014. <http://www.animalstodayradio.com/2014/02/05/animals-today-january-26-2014-lisa-kemmerer-discusses-animals-and-world-religions/>
Podcast: “Episode 174.” Our Hen House: Change the World for Animals. May
11, 2013. 40 minutes with Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan. <http://www.ourhenhouse.org/2015/04/excerpt-from-eating-earth-environmental-ethics-and-dietary-choice-by-lisa-kemmerer-and-a-bonus-giveaway-for-the-flock/>
Blog: “The Oppression of Animals: Is Religion the Cause … or
the Remedy?” The Beet-Eating Heeb. 45 minutes with Jeffrey Cohan. March 17,
Radio: “Women’s Day: Speaking up for Sister Species and Mother
Nature.” Animal Voices Radio. Co-Op Radio, 100.5 FM. 30 minutes with Alissa
Raye. March 8, 2013.
Radio: “Hinduism and Compassion.” Animal Concerns of Texas. Act Radio.
KTEP 88.5 FM El Paso (NPR for the Southwest). El Paso, Texas. 30 minutes
with Greg Lawson and Tom Linney. Jan. 27, 2013.
Radio: “Talking about Animal Exploitation, Sexism, and More.” WildTime
Radio: WildTime Online with Thomas Janak: An Animal Rights/World
Conservation Show. 60 minutes: Hosted and produced by pet psychologist
Thomas Janak. TCR FM, 106.8, Birmingham, UK. Jan. 20, 2013.
Article/Interview: Pickett, Mary. “MSU Billings Professor Checks out
Animals in Peru, Kenya.” Billings Gazette. Oct. 29, 2012. Local Education
Radio: Animals and Ethics. KETP 88.5 FM (U. of Texas, El Paso). 20
minutes. Oct. 6, 2006.
Radio: “Animal Voices,” CIUT 89.5 FM (U. of
Toronto). 40 minutes on religion and animals. Sept. 26, 2006. Archived at <http://animalvoices.ca/2006/09/26/igniting-a-debate-environmentalism-religion-and-a-call-to-action/>
Article/Interview: Kisken, Tom. “Apostles of Animal Rights.” Ventura
County Star: Ethics and Religion. Aug. 16, 2003.