Clair Linzey
EducationUniversity of St Andrews (MA, PhD)
Harvard Divinity School (MST)
OccupationAcademic, editor, writer

Clair Linzey is a British theologian, ethicist and writer. She is the Frances Power Cobbe Professor of Animal Theology at the Graduate Theological Foundation, Deputy Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the director of their annual summer school. Linzey is also co-editor of the Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series and the Journal of Animal Ethics.[1] She specialises in animal theology, animal ethics, environmental ethics, systematic theology, feminist theology and Christian moral thought.[2]

Early life and education

Linzey is the daughter of the theologian Andrew Linzey.[3] In 2004, she received a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, where she received several prizes.[4] Linzey received two scholarships to study for a Master of Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School, graduating in 2008.[4] She received her doctorate on the ecological theology of Leonardo Boff, with a particular focus on its relation to animals, also from St Andrews.[4][5]


Volumes co-edited with Andrew Linzey:


  1. ^ "Deputy Director". Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Clair Linzey, Ph. D." Graduate Theological Foundation. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  3. ^ Valpey, Kenneth R. (2019). Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics. Springer Nature. pp. xvii. ISBN 978-3-030-28408-4.
  4. ^ a b c "Clair Linzey". Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  5. ^ Linzey, Andrew; Linzey, Clair, eds. (2018). Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-429-95581-5.