Corey Lee Wrenn
Born (1983-10-22) October 22, 1983 (age 38)
Academic background
Alma materColorado State University
Thesis (2016)
Academic work
Sub-disciplineAnimal rights movement; human-animal studies; veganism
InstitutionsMonmouth University; University of Kent

Corey Lee Wrenn (born October 22, 1983) is an American sociologist specializing in human-animal studies, the sociology of the animal rights movement, ecofeminism, and vegan studies.[1] She is presently a lecturer in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent.

Education and career

Wrenn received a B.A. in political science in 2005 and an M.S. in sociology in 2008, both from Virginia Tech.[2] In 2013, Wrenn founded the Vegan Feminist Network, an academic-activist project.[3] She completed a PhD in sociology at Colorado State University in 2016.[4]

Wrenn became a lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Sociology at Monmouth University in 2015.[4] She was awarded Exemplary Diversity Scholar by the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity in 2016.[5] Wrenn served as council member for the American Sociological Association’s Animals & Society section (2013-2016) and was elected Chair in 2018.[6] She left Monmouth University and took up a lectureship in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent in 2018.[4]

She serves as Book Review Editor for Society & Animals and is a member of The Vegan Society’s Research Advisory Committee.[7]


Wrenn is a sentientist,[8][9] an abolitionist vegan, and a feminist.[citation needed] She is the author of A Rational Approach to Animal Rights: Extensions in Abolitionist Theory (Palgrave MacMillan 2016)[8] and Piecemeal Protest: Animal Rights in the Age of Nonprofits (University of Michigan Press 2019).[citation needed]

Select bibliography


  1. ^ "Corey Lee Wrenn". University of Kent. University of Kent.
  2. ^ "Corey Lee Wrenn". Colorado State University. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  3. ^ Callan, Laura (February 20, 2018). "Long Read: Why Feminism Needs Veganism". Bright Zine. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-06-11. Retrieved 2020-06-11.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Corey Wrenn". National Center for Institutional Diversity. University of Michigan.
  6. ^ "Animals and Society". American Sociological Association. American Sociological Association.
  7. ^ Wrenn, Corey. "Research Advisory Committee". The Vegan Society. The Vegan Society.
  8. ^ a b c Wrenn, Corey Lee (2016). A Rational Approach to Animal Rights: Extensions in Abolitionist Theory. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan UK. ISBN 978-1-137-43464-7. Reviews: Clifton P. Flynn, Journal of Animal Ethics, doi:10.5406/janimalethics.7.2.0227a, JSTOR 10.5406/janimalethics.7.2.0227a; Jessica Greenebaum, Contemporary Sociology, JSTOR 26425668; Alejandro Villamor Iglesias, Dilemata, [1]; Alma Massaro, Relations, [2]; Iva Rinčić, Amir Muzur, & Sandra Mijač, Jahr, [3]
  9. ^ Wrenn, Corey Lee. "Wrenn Personal Statement re: Sentientism".
External audio
audio icon "Episode 125: Animal Rights Professionalisation with Corey Lee Wrenn"
Wrenn discusses Piecemeal Protest on the Knowing Animals podcast.