The Rise of Critical Animal Studies - From the Margins to the Centre (2014) w/ Nik Taylor eds. (Routledge)

Animals as Biotechnology - Ethics, Sustainability and Critical Animal Studies (2010) London: Routledge/Earthscan (see this page for info.)



Capilé, K., Parkinson, C., Twine, R., Erickson, LK. &  Paixão, RL. (2021) 'Exploring the Representation of Cows on Dairy Product Packaging in Brazil and the United Kingdom', Sustainability 13 (15):8418. Open access: download

Twine, R. (2021) 'Emissions from Animal Agriculture - 16.5% is the New Minimum Figure', Sustainability 13 (11): 6276.  Open access: download Please also read this amendment and this blog post which amends and extends the findings of the article.

Morris, C. et. al.  (2021) 'Priorities for social science and humanities research on the challenges of moving beyond animal-based food systems' [by Carol Morris, Minna Kaljonen, Kadri Aavik, Bálint Balázs, Matthew Cole, Ben Coles, Sophia Efstathiou, Tracey Fallon, Mike Foden, Eva Giraud, Mike Goodman, Eleanor Hadley Kershaw, Richard Helliwell, Pru Hobson-West, Matti Hayry, Piia Jallinoja, Mat Jones, Taija Kaarlenkaski, Maarit Laihonen, Anu Lahteenmaki-Utela, Saara Kupsala, Annika Lonkila, Lydia Martens, Renelle McGlacken, Josephine Mylan, Mari Niva, Emma Roe, Richard Twine, Markus Vinnari, and Richard White] Humanities and Social Sciences Communication 8, 38. open access:    

Twine, R. (2020) 'Where are the nonhuman Animals in the Sociology of Climate Change?',  Society and Animals (published online first October 2020) - link to article - contact me for a pdf

Twine, R. (2018) 'Materially Constituting a Sustainable Food Transition: The Case of Vegan Eating Practice', Sociology Vol.52, no 1, pp.166-181.

Twine, R. (2017) 'A Practice Theory Framework for Understanding Vegan Transition', Animal Studies Journal  Vol.6, no.2, pp.192-224.

Probyn-Rapsey, F. et. al. (2016) 'A Sustainable Campus: The Sydney Declaration on Interspecies Sustainability', [by Probyn-Rapsey, Fiona; Donaldson, Sue; Ioannides, George; Lea, Tess; Marsh, Kate; Neimanis, Astrida; Potts, Annie; Taylor, Nik; Twine, Richard; Wadiwel, Dinesh; and White, Stuart]  Animal Studies Journal 5 (1), pp.110-151. [open access:]

Twine, R. (2015) 'Understanding Snacking through a Practice Theory Lens', Sociology of Health and Illness Vol. 37 No. 8, pp. 1270–1284.

Twine, R. (2014) 'Vegan Killjoys at the Table - Contesting Happiness and Negotiating Relationships with Food Practices', Societies Vol.4, No.4, pp.623-639. [open access:]

Twine, R. (2013) 'Animals on Drugs – Understanding the role of pharmaceutical companies in the animal-industrial complex',  Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Vol.10, No.4, pp.505-514 (Special Issue on Bioethics and Animals).

Twine, R. (2013) 'Is Biotechnology Deconstructing Animal Domestication? Movements toward 'Liberation'', Configurations (Journal of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts), Vol.21, No.2, pp.135-158. [Special Issue on Animal Biotechnology and the Liberatory Imaginary, conceived by myself and co-edited with Neil Stephens].

Twine, R. (2012) 'Revealing the ‘Animal-Industrial Complex’ – A Concept & Method for Critical Animal Studies?', Journal for Critical Animal Studies Vol.10, No.1, pp.12-39.

Twine, R. (2010) 'Genomic Natures Read through Posthumanisms', The Sociological Review Vol. 58, No.S1, pp.175-195. (also published in an edited monograph called Nature After the Genome by Parry, S. & Dupre, J. eds.)

Twine, R. (2010) 'Intersectional Disgust? - Animals and (Eco) Feminism', Feminism and Psychology Vol. 20, No.3, pp.397-406.

Twine, R. (2007) 'Searching for the Win-Win? - Animals, Genomics and Welfare', International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food Vol.16, No.3, pp. 1-18.

Twine, R. (2007) 'Thinking Across Species - A Critical Bioethics Approach to Enhancement', Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics Vol.28, No.6, pp. 509-523.

Twine, R. (2007) 'Animal Genomics and Ambivalence: A Sociology of Animal Bodies in Agricultural Biotechnology', Genomics, Society and Policy Vol.3, No.2, pp.99-117.

Twine, R. (2005) 'Constructing a Critical Bioethics by Deconstructing Culture/Nature Dualism', Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy Vol.8, No.3, pp. 285-295

Twine, R. (2005) 'From Warnock to the Stem Cell Bank - Evaluating the UK's Regulatory Measures for Stem Cell Research', Journal of International Biotechnology Law Vol.2, No.1, pp.1-14. 

Twine, R. (2002) 'Physiognomy, Phrenology and the Temporality of the Body', Body and Society Vol.8, No.1, pp.67-88

Twine, R. (2001) 'Ma(r)king Essence: Ecofeminism and Embodiment', Ethics and the Environment Vol.6, No.2, pp.31-58



'Ecomasculinities, boyhoods and critical animal pedagogy', forthcoming in The Routledge Companion to Gender and Animals (2023) edited by Chloë Taylor.

'Biopower and the Biotechnological Framing of the Animal Body', in
The Animals Reader: The Essential Classic and Contemporary Writings (Second Edition) (2021) edited by Linda Kalof and Amy Fitzgerald. 

'Masculinity, Nature, Ecofeminism and the ‘Anthropo’cene', in Men, Masculinities and Earth: Contending with the (m)Anthropocene (2021), edited by Martin Hultman and Paul Pulé.(Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology)

'Develando  el  “complejo  animal-industrial”.  ¿un Concepto  y  un  método  para  los estudios críticos animales?' in Andreatta, MM., Pezetta, S. and Heguera, ER. (eds) CRÍTICA Y ANIMALIDAD: Cuando el Otro aúlla (2017) Latin American Institute for Critical Animal Studies.

'Negotiating social relationships in the transition to vegan eating practices' in Potts, A. (ed.) Meat Culture (2016) Brill.

‘Ecofeminism and Veganism - revisiting the question of universalism’ in Gruen, L & Adams, CJ. (eds.) Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth (2014) Bloomsbury Academic Press

‘On the limits of food autonomy – rethinking choice and privacy’ with Stephanie Jenkins, in Taylor, N. & Twine, R. (eds.) The Rise of Critical Animal Studies – From the Margins to the Centre (2014) London: Routledge.

‘Locating the critical in Critical Animal Studies’ with Nik Taylor, in Taylor, N. & Twine, R. (eds.) The Rise of Critical Animal Studies – From the Margins to the Centre (2014) London: Routledge.

'Addressing the ‘Animal-Industrial Complex’ in Corbey, R. & Lanjouw, A. (eds.) The Politics of Species (2013) Cambridge University Press.

'Broadening the Feminism in Feminist Bioethics' in Scully, J, Baldwin-Ragaven, L & Fitzpatrick, P. (eds.) Feminist Bioethics: At the centre, at the margins (2010) John Hopkins University Press

'Agricultural Animals as Targets of Genetic Progress - Engaging with Animal Scientists about the Impact of Genomics' in Kaiser, M. & Lien, M. (eds.) Ethics and the Politics of Food (2006) Wageningen Academic Publishers


FURTHER WRITINGS - reports, blogs, interviews, letters, forewords, non-peer reviewed articles (23)

(2021) Foreword to Law and veganism: International perspectives on the human right to freedom of conscience edited by Rowley, J. & Prisco, C. Rowman & Littlefield.

(2021) 'Emissions from Animal Agriculture: Not 18%, Not 14.5%, Not 16.5%, Not 15.6% but presently incalculable' blog post for the CfHAS Web-site

(2021) 'Critical Animal Studies and the work of Decolonizing (Academic) Anthropocentrism' blog post for the CfHAS Web-site

(2020) Knight, A. et. al. 'Manifesto "Transition to plant-based diets will help us fight the pandemic"' Latin American Journal of Nature Rights and Animal Law open access link

(2020) 'Respecting Children, Respecting Species' article for Bifrost Environmental Humanities Web-site 

(2020) 'Veganuary and Vegan Culture' Blog post for The Vegan Society Web-site

(2019) w/ Parkinson, C. & Griffin, N. Pathways to Veganism - Final Project Report (Peer Reviewed)

(2016) Blog post for the Animals in Society Group series 'What is Animal Studies?'

(2014) An interview alongside Nik Taylor and by Dinesh Wadiwel - The Rise of Critical Animal Studies interview

(2013) 'Some Brief Thoughts on Changing Food Practices'  Blog post for the Humane Research Council 

w/ Stanescu, V. (2012). Post Animal Studies: The Future(s) of Critical Animal Studies. Journal for Critical Animal Studies 10 (4), pp4-19.

w/ Ellis, C., McKay, R, O’Sullivan, S., Twine, R. & Weller, K. (2012) “The Animals & Society Institute Fellowship: Catalyzing Work in Human-Animal Studies” (Guest Editor’s Introduction), Society & Animals vol20, no2, pp117-122.

w/ Daly, J. (2011) Reducing meat and dairy consumption: easier said than done, or easier done than said? Online article at The Conversation (November)

(2011) ‘Is Biotechnology obscuring the view?’ Growing Green International  No27 (Summer), pp18-19

(2011) 'Meaty Challenge' Letter published in New Scientist 10 December, p.33

(2010) ‘The industrialisation of animals – what happened to ethics?’ The Scavenger (December 2010 issue)

(2010) Blog entry on the Earthscan (publisher of my book) web-site – 10th November 2010, entitled  ‘A sustainability that deconstructs and reconstructs the human’

(2009) Contributor to Anker, S & Talasek, J.D. (eds.) Visual Culture and Bioscience UMBC - Proceedings from a Virtual Symposium

w/ Holloway, L (2008) "Animal Engineering" Food Ethics Vol.3, No.3, pp.30-32.

(2005) Report of the First Meeting of the European Project on Biometric Identification Technology Ethics (BITE Project)

(2002) "Ecofeminism and the 'New' Sociologies - A Collaboration Against Dualism" PhD dissertation [supervised by Dr. Gail Hawkes & former President of the British Sociological Association Professor Sue Scott. Externally examined by the late Dr. Anne Witz.]

(2001) "Ecofeminisms in Process " formerly online at

(1997) "Masculinity, Nature, Ecofeminism" formerly online at

[see also Hall, L (2005) "Reflections on the Masculine Hegemon: A Reply to Richard Twine" online at]

book reviews (8)

Wolf Conflicts: A Sociological Study. by Ketil Skogen, Olve Krange, and Helene Figari. New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. American Journal of Sociology Vol.124, No.6, (2019), pp.1942-1944.

Defining Critical Animal Studies - An Intersectional Social Justice Approach for Liberation by Nocella, A.J., Sorenson, J., Socha, K. & Matsuoka, A.(eds.) Animal Studies Journal Vol.3, No.2, (2014), pp.30-35. 

Leonardo’s Choice – Genetic Technologies and Animals by Gigliotti, C. (ed.) Genomics, Society and Policy Vol.5, No.2, (2009), pp.87-90.

On Cloning by Harris, J. Ethical Perspectives - Journal of the European Ethics Network Vol.12, No.3, (2005), pp.410-413.

Science, Seeds and Cyborgs – Biotechnology and the Appropriation of Life by Bowring, F. Social Studies of Science Vol.35, No.1, (2005), pp.165-168.

Environmental Culture by Plumwood, V. Environmental Values Vol.12, No.4, (2003), pp.535-537.

Genetic Imaginations- Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Human Genome Research by Glasner, P & Rothman, H (eds.) Technology Analysis & Strategic Management Vol. 12, No.4, (2000), pp.541-542.

Ecological Feminism by Warren, K (ed.) Environmental Values Vol. 6, No.3, (1997), pp.370-371.

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