Ali Ryland

Ali Ryland


Personal profile

Personal Statement

My research interests lie within animal studies, as well as a methodology that draws from feminism, posthumanism and ecocriticism.  My current PhD project on the linked identities of women and cows from 1600-1830 is supported by my recently completed MRes dissertation surrounding concepts of human/animal lactation in the seventeenth century. 


Research Interests

  • Animal Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Early modern literature and history
  • Posthumanist theory
  • Ecofeminism and eco-theory

Academic / Professional qualifications

University of Strathclyde, September 2017 - October 2018: MRes English. Passed.

Completed a 30,000 word dissertation entitled 'Concepts of Milk and Milking in Seventeenth Century England'.

University of York, 2011 - 2014: BA English Literature and Politics (Joint Honours). First.

Bridge dissertation: ‘“Shoring up manhood because... it is threatened by the removal of species as a category to dominate": People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Use of Women's Bodies in Animal Advocacy’.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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