Kathie Jenni

Kathie Jenni
Professor of Philosophy and Director of Human-Animal Studies

Kathie Jenni is a professor of philosophy and the director of human-animal studies at the University of Redlands with expertise in moral psychology, animal ethics and environmental ethics.

She can speak about meat production; euthanasia of healthy animals in shelters, zoos and circuses; consumerism; and animal rights philosophy.

Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal for Critical Animal Studies, The Journal of Chinese Philosophy, The Journal of Applied Philosophy and Social Theory and Practice.

Jenni has a doctorate and a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of California, Irvine. She completed her undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of Montana, where she graduated with high honors.

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Animal ethics
  • Environmental ethics
  • Meat production
  • Euthanasia of healthy animals in shelters
  • Zoos and circuses
  • Consumerism
  • Animal rights philosophies
  • Moral psychology

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